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The level 3 Diploma in Site Supervision consists of 6 units.  The syllabus for each unit is shown below.


1.   Planning

Section 1 Information

1.1.1 Information required in order to plan building operations. 

1.1.2 Sources of the information and the means of acquiring it.


Section 2 Methods of Working

1.2.1 Selecting the work methods

1.2.2 Method Statements

1.2.3 Producing a Method Statement


Section 3 Programmes for Operations

1.3.1 Programming for building operations which is correctly sequenced. 

1.3.2 Explain the use of programmes and method statements for building operations to operatives and other users of the information.

1.3.3 Update working methods and programmes including implementing any changes and improvements.


2.   Organising & Controlling Operations

Section 1 Administrative Systems

2.1.1 Identify and interpret the information available to prepare the workplace for operations.

2.1.2 Implement organisational and communications systems which enable construction sites to meet their objective.

2.1.3 Identify and explain the measures that have to be taken to fulfil statutory obligations to site occupiers, neighbours and the general public.


Section 2 Site Layout and Monitoring Operations

2.2.1 Know how to plan and apply work place layouts.

2.2.2 Monitor the progress of operations

2.2.3 Monitor and control standards of workmanship.


Section 3 Procurement and Monitoring of Materials and Plant

2.3.1 Contribute to procuring the supply of materials for operations

2.3.2 Monitor and control the supply and use of materials for operations

2.3.3 Monitor and control the supply and use of site plant, small tools and equipment.

3.   Supervising Safety in the Workplace

Section 1 Information needed to plan and operate a safe and healthy working environment

3.1.1 Identify the information required in order to be able to plan and operate a safe and healthy working environment. 3.1.2 Check that health, safety, welfare & environmental protection systems are in accordance with organisational and statutory requirements.

Section 2 Induct the workforce and visitors regarding safe working

3.2.1 Prepare an induction talk for the workforce and visitors. 3.2.2 Deliver an induction talk for the workforce and visitors. 

Section 3 Identifying and Assessing Hazards

3.3.1 Contribute to the identification and assessment of health and safety hazards. 
3.3.2 Contribute to the identification and assessment of health and safety risks, and their reduction.
3.3.3 Identify which notices and warnings are required in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements.


4.   Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of the Works

Section 1 Obtaining Information


4.1.1 Identify the roles and responsibilities of the contracting parties for dimensional quality control.

4.1.2 Identify the sources of the relevant setting out information

4.1.3 Obtain the relevant setting out information

4.1.4 Identify permanent and temporary benchmarks and setting out points.

4.1.5 Check the setting out points against the setting out information for the works.


Section 2 Establish Lines and Levels

4.2.1 Relate the setting out information to the circumstances of the site.

4.2.2 Set out lines and levels for construction operations. 

4.2.3 Determine the lengths of travellers for excavation and concreting.


Section 3 Inaccurate or Missing Information

4.3.1 Check that the setting out information in the contract documents is mutually consistent and consistent with the site dimensions.

4.3.2 Inform any interested parties of any inaccurate or missing setting out information.


5.   Working with People

Section 1 Selection of Personnel


5.1.1 Understand the selection process for new personnel

5.1.2 Define the requirements for the post, including essential and desirable characteristics.

5.1.3 Identify the selection procedures.

5.1.4 Compare the applicants’ with Job.

5.1.5 Selection interviews with the applicants.

Section 2 Working Relationships

5.2.1 Understand how to establish and maintain working relationships with managers, colleagues, customers and the community

5.2.2 Identify the characteristics of good working relationships.

5.2.3 Inform people about work activities.

5.2.4 Conveying information and instructions

5.2.5 Maintaining working relationships with customers and members of the community

Section 3 Leadership & Management Skills


5.3.1 Understand the characteristics of leadership and people management skills.

5.3.2 Identify the characteristics of leadership and management.

5.3.3 Choose different leadership and management styles appropriate to the situation.

5.3.4 Describe motivating factors and explain when to apply them to a team.

5.3.5 Explain how to minimise interpersonal conflict between staff.


6.   Developing Personal Skills

Section 1 Training and Development

6.1.1 Means of providing training for individuals, teams and development.

6.1.2 Development and training objectives

6.1.3 Identify and prioritise own personal development and training needs

6.1.4 Development Action Plan (DAP) and Personal Development Record (PDR)


Section 2 Assessing and Monitoring

6.2.1 Assess and Monitor the performance of teams and individuals against agreed objectives.

6.2.2 Provide advice, guidance, support and encouragement to teams and individuals.

6.2.3 Develop milestones/short term targets to aid individuals and teams, reach the agreed objectives


Section 3 Recording Information


6.3.1 Need to Record Information

6.3.2 Type of information Recorded

6.3.3 Recording Formats


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