Training The Manager

Are You Struggling To Find Enough Competent Managers?

A course aimed at filling the Management Skills Gap,  to aid Training and Project Managers to resolve their management resource problems.

Dear all Company Training Managers & Project Managers,

Do you have a lack of competent managers? … Are you spreading your management resources too thin? … Are you having to spread yourself too thin to cover the shortfall? … Do you dread labour allocation and project planning meetings? … Are you left frustrated, stressed with results falling below that which could easily be achieved? These problems can be a thing of the past.

At RivaSure we have developed a resource to aid promoting ‘from within’. We believe this creates a loyal workforce, saves time and money and builds the company from within by promoting a tried and tested workforce.

Please take a few minutes to consider the following reasons for considering the ‘RivaSure Site Management Safety Training GAP Course’ as a means to better equip and better prepare your onsite construction managers.

Listed below are just a few of the benefits of our new online Site Managers Safety Training GAP Course.

  • Develops a more mature management professionals from a loyal progressive workforce
  • Promotes better legislative know how
  • Creates an enthusiastic health and safety culture on site
  • More projects completing to program safely
  • Better opportunities to secure for repeat contracts
  • A safer and healthier workforce
  • Delivery of cost effective online training
  • More accessible online course compatibility with all mobile devices including smart phones
  • Flexi-learning via on-demand courses with no lost work time or travel expenses!

Some of the Problems to Overcome



  • Construction Managers and those wishing to become managers through promotion in the field are generally NOT academic learners and find it difficult to professionally progress.

  • Management training courses ARE generally costly in time and finance and take the manager off site.

  • Fatalities and ill health due to construction related incidents are still a fact. There IS a gap between that which is being taught and the desired results.

  • The gap between SMSTS courses IS too long. Practicing Managers need to have a refreshed vision to manage safely.

  • There IS a shortage of courses for construction management CPD.

  • Candidates who embark on Management NVQ’s ARE often failing to complete timely due to insufficient preparation.


Does the above list resonate with you?


However, there are number of construction management obstacles, some of which will come as no surprise. Let’s take a look at some of them, on the right/below panel, that need to be overcome. Do they resonate with you?

Having recognised some key issues that construction managers have to overcome, I’d like to look in a little more detail into how this course is designed to  help.

Let’s have a closer look at the intended purpose  and audience of the course.

  1. Bridging the GAP: To build upon our manager’s experiences, practices and procedures, over the duration of this one management training, to enable those in supervisory and junior management positions to cross the divide into full management positions. 
  2. Building Confidence: To guide and profile construction management learners, assistant managers, supervisors and foremen to understand how, and to enable them to better manage projects, professionally and to current H&S legislation, practices and procedures. To enable them to carry out and maintain a management position in a more confident manner.
  3. A Valuable Source of CPD: To  instruct, form and strengthen a practicing construction manger’s resolve to manage H&S at the appropriate professional level. To do this from a moral, cost and legislative perspective and to produce an excellent CPD resource and GAP filler between SMSTS courses.
  4. Robust Mentoring: To produce a mentoring program for assistant managers, site supervisors and foremen.

This last aim is achieved in one of two following ways. First, any junior manager or supervisor with 3 years experience can use the course as a stand-alone mentoring program. Secondly, the course has also been designed to assist practicing managers to complete the course alongside their assistant managers, supervisors and foremen. These existing manager will gain valuable CPD and a renewed mission for managing safely.

As mentioned already the course aims to instruct, form and strengthen a practicing construction manger’s resolve to manage H&S at the appropriate professional level, from a moral, cost and legislative perspective. Therefore it is an excellent CPD resource and GAP filler between SMSTS courses and is the ideal preparation for those candidates considering a management NVQ.

To achieve this, the course content specifically covers the following relevant topics:

  • The Management Roles and Responsibility of a Construction Manager
  • Good Management traits to be adopted and poor management traits to be avoided
  • H&S Statistics and Trends
  • Construction Law, Regulations and Consequences
  • Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Manager’s Practices and Procedures

In other words, it will accomplish the following:

For practicing managers, it will provide CPD, encourage and support a manager’s resolve to create an enthused H&S culture in the workplace and is an excellent refresher to the CITB SMSTS.

For supervisors and assistant managers moving into management,  it is an excellent mentoring tutorial course, majoring on how to be an excellent manager and how to manage construction health and safety.

For construction managers embarking on management qualifications, this course is an excellent access course to an NVQ Level 6.

The course is delivered via our mentoring learning environment and includes:

  • Audio lectures plus written teaching and visual slides.
  • Audio case study tutorials with textual explanations and slides.
  • Multiple choice interactive online learning assessment quizzes after each section
  • Final interactive assessment with printed certificate.

In the design of this course we have addressed the issue of achieving a professional qualification without having to be an academic.  Our mentoring style is based on the concept of giving the correct information in a style that guides, supports and further equips construction managers and construction management learners.

If you are interested in the course and would like to have a chat with me please do contact me via the callback request form or call me directly (see our contacts page)

Looking forward to working with you.

Kind Regards, William

William Simpson, is a founding owner of Rivasure Skills Ltd. A co-developer of Rivasure GAP Courses and GAP Mentoring Program. An experienced Construction Management & Trade NVQ Assessor and CIOB member

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PS: Below is a brief summary of the GAP Course


The 'Managing Safely' GAP Course - In Brief

Wise learning from the life stories and experience of practicing construction managers

This course is designed as a stand-alone distance learning course.  The candidate will be required to answer the review assessment learning quiz at the end of each section and to complete the final course review assessment. They will be graded only on the final review assessment.  A certificate will be awarded when they achieve the required 80% pass grade.

This course requires preferably that candidates have as a minimum, a three year construction supervisor history, are able to work in sequential manner and are able to set aside a minimum of half an hour daily to maximise the benefits of the course.  The course duration is estimated at 14 guided learning hours.  It is essential that each candidate gives their studies the time and respect they deserve.

The most important aspect of the course is that all candidates recognize themselves in the course content and are then able to implement the course content into their working lives and working environments. By doing this, they will turn theory into practice and practice into procedure and procedure into profitable and safe projects and sustainable careers with promotion possibilities.

What's your management style? ... find out by listening to a short Sample GAP Lecture OR View the Course Contents HERE from the GAP 'Managing Safely' training course (from £67)

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