GIRI SM-02-TT Reducing errors on construction sites - Part two: Planning 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 deliver the GIRI SM-02 Reducing errors on construction sites - Part two: Planning 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-02 Reducing errors on construction sites – Part two: Planning 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-02 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-02 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-02 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 Get It Right Initiative 'three steps of planning'.
  • Run a Lego exercise to highlight the importance of 'get - information' in avoiding error.
  • Run a Lego exercise to highlight the importance of planning in avoiding error, relating planning to 'build it in your brain'
  • Run a Lego exercise to highlight the importance of 'communicate right' in avoiding error.
  • Chair a group discussion, enabling participants to relate classroom experiences to their daily work. 
  • Explain the learning journey for participants on the GIRI SM-02 course.

This is advanced level training and prepares trainers seeking GIRI 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 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 learning is formally assessed, through use of an end-test and grading by the trainer. Formal approval is dependent on satisfactory delivery in line with GIRI’s quality standards (monitored by GIRI) and upon delegates meeting the GIRI scheme requirements (for further details, see the Scheme Rules).


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