It is widely recognised that team leaders and supervisors have an important role in persuading their crews of the importance of health and safety procedures and safety performance standards. To enable them to fulfil this role they need to have the necessary leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the training and competence requirements for these roles and whether any training-related improvements are required.
The aim of the project was to identify the competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours) required for road side waste and recycling collection supervisors and team leaders to manage the health and safety of their crews as well as to ascertain whether current training provided an adequate basis for these competencies to be developed and maintained or whether there were further training needs.
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