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Tea factory in Chakva. Chinese foreman Lau-Dzhen-Dzhau. 1905.
Tea factory in Chakva. Chinese foreman Lau-Dzhen-Dzhau. 1905.

A construction foreman, construction forewoman, or construction foreperson is the worker or skilled tradesperson who is in charge of a construction crew. This role is generally assumed by a senior worker.

Duties and functions

Normally the foreman is a construction worker with many years of experience in a particular trade who is charged with organizing the overall construction of a particular project for a particular contractor. Typically the foreman is a person with specialist knowledge of a given trade who has moved into the position and is now focused on an overall management of his trade on the job site. He or she is responsible for providing proper documentation to his workers so they can proceed with tasks.

Specifically, a foreman may train employees under his or her supervision, ensure appropriate use of equipment by employees, communicate progress on the project to a supervisor and maintain the employee schedule.[1] Foremen may also arrange for materials to be at the construction site and evaluate plans for each construction job.[2]

Not to be confused with a Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Superintendent, General Foreman, or a "Firstman".

See also

References

  1. ^ "Foreman" (PDF). Job Description. City of Council Bluffs, IA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-06.
  2. ^ Cheung, Zin. "Keys to Success and Safety for the Construction Foreman: An Ergonomic Approach to Cost Reduction" (PDF). Online pamphlet. California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Retrieved April 16, 2011.