If several supervisors have the chance of being included in the same working environment team, the employer appoints the supervisor representative for the team.

The job of a supervisor is to manage or supervise work within an enterprise. Gaffers and contractors do not normally meet these conditions and so are not regarded as supervisors.

The enterprise cannot immediately dismiss a supervisor with reference to his work within the working environment team or working environment organisations, e.g. dismiss the supervisor for having demanded special safety equipment.

Attempts must be made initially to resolve these kinds of conflicts by means of negotiation or mediation.