Hiring the Right Manager Helps Keep the Jobsite Safe

If you are hiring a manager or supervisor for a construction jobsite, you want this person to have knowledge and experience in all things related to the construction industry. You also want to make sure that this person possesses the type of leadership qualities that will inspire his or her team to do their best. Of particular importance is that this person can create a worksite that is safety-focused. Hiring the right manager helps keep the jobsite safe.

So how can you be sure that the person you are considering hiring is not only committed to safety but can foster that commitment in everyone they manage? If a potential manager or supervisor possesses the following qualities, chances are they are the right person for the job:

Likeability. Make sure any potential hire enjoys being around people and vice versa. When a supervisor is friendly and outgoing, others will follow their lead. This makes everyone better at his or her job.

Integrity. When a supervisor has integrity you can be sure they will never tolerate unsafe behaviors or worksites. No matter what the implications, such a supervisor will always do the right thing.

Effective communicator. All the good intentions in the world won’t matter if a supervisor can’t make his or her intentions clear. These types of supervisors will also be able to talk to different types of people and foster a workplace where workers will feel comfortable sharing their concerns and asking questions.

Inspirational. Safety isn’t always the most exciting topic but an inspirational leader will get people involved and invested.

Focused. When it comes to safety issues, a good manager will always remain focused on the importance of keeping workers safe and the jobsite running smoothly. Quality supervisors do not get distracted and make sure their employees remain focused, as well.

Studious. When it comes to safety, there is always room for improvement. A good manager will continuously try to find ways to make the worksite safer. He or she also will stay on top of the latest trends in workplace safety and will be well-versed on the current rules and regulations.

Accountable. In the event that things go wrong or an accident takes place, a great supervisor doesn’t try to deflect blame onto others. He or she takes responsibility for what occurred on his or her watch. This type of manager will also learn from mistakes that were made and move forward to make things better.

If you want your workplace to be safe, it begins at the top. Finding the right managers and supervisors for your worksites is one of the most important things you can do to promote workplace safety.

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