GIRI SM-01-TT Reducing errors on construction sites - Part one: Supervision skills - Trainer training


Two days 

Course objectives

This structured training programme equips participants with the knowledge, understanding, confidence and practical application skills to enable them to effectively deliver the GIRI SM-01 Reducing errors on construction sites - Part one: Supervision skills course, to up to 16 participants, in a classroom environment.

Intended audience

This course is aimed at professional construction-industry trainers, and at practising site supervisors and managers selected by their companies to become peer-trainers, who are seeking GIRI approval to deliver the GIRI SM-01 Reducing errors on construction sites – Part one: Supervision skills course.

To access this course, participants must:

For essential critieria and full details on becoming a GIRI approved trainer, please see the GIRI Scheme Rules. 

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this course participants will be able to deliver the GIRI SM-01 course, having the ability to:

  • Download and prepare lesson content from the GIRI Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Set up a classroom for effective delivery of GIRI training, in line with the minimum venue requirements.
  • Effectively present the standardised, high quality lesson content, including use of IT and video content.
  • Plan and run group exercises and reflect on the outcomes.
  • Deliver the GIRI SM-01 course in accordance with the facilitation manual, and in line with the GIRI scheme rules to achieve the required quality standards e.g. follow course timings.
  • Stimulate and manage group discussions.
  • Ask and respond appropriately to questions to aid the achievement of the intended learning outcomes.
  • Provide constructive feedback.

Participants attending this course will have a deep understanding of the content of the GIRI SM-01 course, having the ability to:

  • Explain the impact of errors on the construction industry.
  • Explain the root causes of error, with the help of notes.
  • Explain the concepts of 'unhelpful agreement' and 'helpful disagreement' and provide relevant industry examples. 
  • Explain the concept of 'open questions' and how these can benefit error avoidance in construction.
  • Confidently and consistently demonstrate open questioning with relevant industry examples.
  • Demonstrate non-judgemental feedback with relevant industry examples.
  • Review Lego exercise, drawing out examples of the root causes of error and relating the exercise to practical experience.
  • Explain the learning journey for participants on the GIRI SM01 course.

This is advanced level training and prepares trainers seeking approval to deliver GIRI accredited training on behalf of a GIRI approved training provider. Those who successfully complete the training will contribute significantly to the collective industry effort to improve construction productivity and reduce construction error through the delivery of GIRI accredited training which directly targets the root causes of error. This topic of productivity and error avoidance is key to improving construction performance by addressing identified skills shortages in the construction workforce. This is a recognised training product and forms part of a wider suite of GIRI productivity courses.


The course is delivered by a GIRI-approved, individual professional trainer. 

The training is highly practical in content. Participants will develop their teaching and facilitation skills through structured workshops, taking it in turns to deliver different elements of the course, extensive use of peer-feedback, and personal reflection. Participants each produce an individual action plan to identify how they can improve.

Attendance on this course does not automatically guarantee the delegate will receive formal approval as a GIRI trainer. The training learning is formally assessed, through use of an end-test and grading by the trainer. Formal GIRI approval will be dependent upon delegates meeting the GIRI scheme requirements (for further details, see the ‘Scheme Rules’)


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