A BlackHat supervisor will be “representative of those who in their front-line supervisor roles have achieved industry benchmarks in how they control their workplace activity in a healthy and safe way. This includes achievements in training and assessment.” Aiming to cover supervision of the entire construction sector – residential, commercial and civil construction – it’s estimated that there are 20,000-30,000 front-line supervisors in New Zealand who could and, hope the safety organisations, will become BlackHats.
To become a BlackHat, construction site supervisors will need to:
Other optional special events will be held throughout the year in order to provide BlackHats with the opportunity to gain specialist BlackHat credentials like a BlackHat Platinum credential for those who gain the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor Level 3).
All BlackHats may wear a black hard hat, clearly identifying them as the persons responsible for safety on-site.