- Gold Seal Credits: 1
Planning for Forepersons & Crew Supervisors | In-Person
Detailed planning is becoming a lost art in the construction industry. This course aims to reverse that trend by providing forepersons and site leaders with a model that will improve crew performance – which will in turn improve overall company performance! Walk away with a strong knowledge of task planning that can be applied to any type of work and applicable for both trade and general contractors. Also available as a virtual course (Planning for Forepersons & Crew Supervisors | LIVE
1 day (7.5 Hours)
Mark Taylor, P.Eng., GSC
$849.99 excl. GST
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Also available as a virtual course. See Planning for Forepersons & Crew Supervisors | LIVE, ONLINE for upcoming dates.
Strengthen your skill (and value to your company) by gaining a strong foundation in practical task planning. Working with hands-on, practical exercises, you will practice working through the various elements needed to put together a complete activity plan for your crew. Course topics include calculating manpower needs, determining material and equipment needs, building quality and safety into your plan and much more!
*Please note: Course content and take-away forms provided to attendees for use on-the-job afterward are relevant to all trades and specialties. Practice exercises will be based on the example of a simple masonry project, but the practical skills learned can be applied by all forepersons and crew leaders in site roles.
What will you learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Identify the benefits of planning and why we do it
- Understand what planning is, who should do it, what we should plan, and when
- Follow the Planning Cycle of Plan, Do, Check, Act
- Know where to gather the information needed to put together a solid plan
- Plan crew task activities including:
- Safety considerations
- Quality controls
- Manpower needs
- Material needs
- Equipment needs
- Working with other trades
- Build a 2 week lookahead schedule
- Create daily crew work plans
- Monitor and correct/ update the plan if it goes off track
- Communicate the plan to others
- Using templates provided, develop their own task plans, 2-week lookaheads and daily crew plans
- Gather useful historical information to improve their future planning
We recommend that students have some experience working with a construction crew in an entry-level, assistant, or junior leadership role.
Those with less experience are welcome to attend but may find it hard to absorb and appreciate the material without prior experience or context.