All members are reminded that they have obligations to ensure that apprentices and/or trainees in their employ are receiving the correct level of supervision whilst working. It is a known fact that apprentices and trainees require a higher level of supervision than other workers.
‘Supervision’ is defined in the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 and a supervisor is required to determine the appropriate level of information, training, instruction and supervision that is necessary to protect workers from risks to their health and safety.
The patterns of supervision for an apprentice or trainee will typically be direct or general. Naturally as an apprentice or trainee progresses through their training, the type of supervision required to be provided by the supervisor will change. A number of factors must be taken into consideration when determining the level and pattern of supervision for these workers.
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