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Site inspectors monitor all work carried out on a construction site to ensure safety and standards are upheld.
Average salaries are in the region of £30,000.00 to £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Site Inspectors monitor all work carried out on a construction site to ensure safety and standards are upheld.
They carry out regular inspections to check the quality of work, identifying any potential problems and then reporting their findings with recommendations for improvements. Often they will have responsibility for supervising the different teams working on a site.
As a Site Inspector, you would work alongside many other teams within a business, such as management or design engineers, and therefore require excellent organisational skills and a strong ability to multitask.
Typically, Site Inspectors work around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm. It is uncommon for overnight or weekend work to apply but could in exceptional circumstances.
Salaries typically range depending on location, employer and level of responsibility.
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An Honours Degree in England; the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, can be desirable, particularly in engineering, construction, law or health and safety. Some positions may require chartered status with a relevant body.
However, industry experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered, for example: IOSH Working Safely, IOSH Managing Safely, or CITB Site Safety Plus training courses.
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According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 16,240 Construction Professionals and Technical staff (which includes Site Inspectors), every year between 2017 - 2021. The majority of this demand will be in Scotland followed by a fairly even spread across North East, East England, Wales, Northern Ireland and West Midlands.
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