The Iron Workers Foreman Training Course aims to increase safety, quality and productivity on construction sites throughout the region.
St. Ironworkers are the best-led, most highly skilled workers in the construction industry with the help of a new Foreman Training course. Held last week at Local 764, St. John’s, Newfoundland, the leadership class attracted 18 Ironworker attendees from the region.
“More work in Canada at projects like Long Harbour and Hebron means there is a need for more Ironworkers in foreman leadership roles,” said Iron Workers General President Walter Wise. “Improving the performance of Ironworkers helps our contractors to be more successful in terms of completing projects safely and on time. Our work is all about safety, quality and productivity.”
Feedback from Ironworkers is consistently positive, and attendees of the most recent course in Newfoundland encouraged the expansion of future courses. “This course is very helpful and covers all aspects of an Ironworker’s job. North America. Foreman Training is a three-day course in which participants learn the roles and responsibilities of the foreman. In addition, they learn to create a successful work team, communicate effectively, apply problem-solving skills, document and maintain records, maintain labor-management relations, plan and schedule work, implement a safety program and ensure consistent, superior quality of work.
Local 764 is currently deploying 900 Ironworkers to various projects around Canada, including 500 at Long Harbour and 300 at Hebron in Newfoundland...They now represent more than 125,000 Ironworkers throughout the United States and Canada. Ironworkers are safe, drug-free and ready to work.
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