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Foreman job overview

Formen are responsible for a number of duties these include:

  • Attending daily briefings
  • Overseeing site operations
  • Supervising sub contractors and other labour workers
  • Maintaining health and safety records
  • Managing plant and labour returns
  • Ordering and following up on site material deliveries

Skills required

  • Being able to delegate responsibilities
  • Being able to supervise and work with teams
  • Being able to work at a high standard
  • Being detail oriented and positive
  • Communication and information technology
  • Leadership and negotiation
  • Liaising with clients and co-workers
  • Planning and building maintenance
  • Stress management and problem solving
  • Understanding blue-prints, sketches, and drawings

FAQs

What qualifications do you need to be a foreman?

A Foreman can have any qualifications ranging from High School Diplomas to Bachelors Degrees. They are required to have first aid certification and be SMSTS qualified. Having a CSCS card is also beneficial. Practical skills are a definite advantage. Being able to perform basic to high level repairs is also advantageous. Employers will be more likely to higher more experienced and skilled foramen.

How long does it take to train as a foreman?

It usually takes between 3-5 years to become a foreman.

How much do foreman earn?

As a scaffolder, you can expect to earn around £27,000 and £40,000 a year depending on location and organisation.

Are site managers in demand?

Yes site managers are highly valued as of 2019 there were over 70,000 foremen.

Can you become a foreman without an apprenticeship?

No, you must have a degree or you may be able to complete a higher or degree apprenticeship in construction site management, or design and construction management

What are the Working Hours of a foreman?

Most site managers work from 9-6, however many jobs may require you to work on the weekend or at different times of the day.

What are day-to-day tasks of a foreman?

  • Checking plans with architects, surveyors and engineers
  • Hiring staff and buying materials
  • Planning work schedules
  • Monitoring building progress and costs
  • Checking quality
  • Reporting to clients
  • Maintaining and promoting health and safety

Why is there a high demand for foreman in the UK?

Demand in the construction industry will always be high in the UK with construction becoming the largest growing sector new jobs will always be available.(link to construction growth)

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