Profession Head groundsman
First line supervisors landscaping, lawn service or groundskeeping workers plan, organise, direct or coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities.
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Tasks head groundsman
- Interpret plans and drawings.
- Confer with clients, contractors, other supervisors or other relevant parties to plan and coordinate work activities.
- Schedule work for crews, e.g. depending on work priorities, crew and equipment availability, and weather conditions.
- Direct and supervise activities of workers who perform duties such as landscaping, cultivating lawns or planting and maintaining vegetation.
- Provide workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary.
- Monitor project activities to ensure that instructions and schedules are followed, quality is maintained and deadlines are met.
- Inspect completed work to ensure conformity to specifications, standards and contract requirements.
- Train workers, e.g. in tasks such as transplanting and pruning trees and shrubs, finishing cement, using equipment, and caring for turf.
- Establish and enforce operating procedures and work standards that will ensure adequate performance and personnel safety.
- Take inventory of tool, equipment and materials supplies to ensure that sufficient supplies are available and items are in usable condition.
- Suggest changes in work procedures when necessary.
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