|Guide to the Training of Supervisors - Trainees' Manual/Part 2 - For Labour-Based Road Construction and Maintenance (ILO, 1981, 254 p.)|
This Guide has been produced with the financial assistance of the Swedish International Development Authority as part of its support to the ILO's programme on appropriate construction technology. The Guide is principally the work of Lars Karlsson and Jan de Veen, both engineers, who have worked in various labour-based road construction and maintenance programmes. Specifically, they were able to draw upon the experience they gained during the implementation of the Rural Access Roads Programme (RARP), a large-scale labour-based road construction and maintenance programme in Kenya. Geoff Edmonds1, an engineer who has been advocating and promoting the effective utilisation of labour in construction for the past eight years, was responsible for the initiation of the work on the Guide and provided valuable support, comments and suggestions throughout its preparation.
1 Messrs. Edmonds and de Veen are both members of the Technology and Employment Branch of the Employment and Development Department of the International Labour Office. Both work in the construction technology group of this branch. Mr. Edmonds is the co-ordinator of this group.
Andreas Wiederkehr, an engineer/trainer who has developed and implemented training courses for supervisors in several countries, provided the basic material on how to set up training programmes. The training material contained in the Guide is based upon existing material from many sources. However, the supervisory courses developed for the RARP by the Staff Training Department of the Kenya Ministry of Works deserve special mention. Finally, as mentioned in the Preface, the flexibility of the Guide is mainly due to the use of the modular system, which has been developed by the Training Department of the International Labour Office for use in managerial, supervisory and vocational training.