The Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) committees develop best practices for use by Alberta’s industrial construction industry. These best practices are intended to promote excellence in all areas of industrial construction.
Best practices for developing foremen include a job description, a designated occupation, an assessment tool, and on-the-job coaching. See Training and Developing Industrial Construction Foremen for the process that contains these four best practices.
The Construction Trades Foreman Job Description clarifies standards expected of first line supervisors and how they should be doing their job.
The job description is endorsed by the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA).
The position of Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor (ICCS) is now a designated occupation in Alberta. See Get Your ICCS Designation to learn more about this designation and what foremen need to do to obtain this certification.
Participation is this designated occupation is voluntary.
The Skills Development Tool for Construction Trades Foremen is available as part of the COAA best practices. Use it to identify skill gaps and to help foremen in their professional development.
This tool is currently available in CD format from COAA. To get a copy, call the COAA office at 780-420-1145.
Use our guidelines and industry resources to select and support coaches in developing foremen on the job.
See On The Job Coaching to learn more about developing coaches.