What are the duties of a site foreman?

Updated February 21, 2017

A site foreman is the lead worker on a construction site. Workers report to the foreman, and suppliers and project managers look to the foreman for updates on the progress and evolving needs of a construction site.


A site foreman is responsible for directing the activities on a construction site. This usually includes scheduling, directing workers, training and planning.


One of the most important parts of a site foreman's job is to ensure the safety of all personnel on the job site. He is responsible for understanding building regulations and planning requirements from the local council.


A site foreman is generally required to have GCSEs or its equivalent. In addition, he must have experience on job sites. He is often required to have first aid certification and safety training.

Quality control

A site foreman is responsible for the quality of a project; he must monitor progress and systems to ensure that they are up to standard and will serve the targeted purpose.


Tthe salary range for a site foreman with 5 to 9 years of experience ranges from £10.70 to £15.80 per hour.

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