Temporary Works Courses at Sanctus Training Ltd

Temporary Works Courses at Sanctus Training Ltd

Temporary works are the parts of a construction project that are needed to enable the permanent works to be built.

Temporary works are usually safety and business-critical and require careful co-ordination. An accepted way of achieving this is through the adoption of the management process outlined in BS5975 which introduces the Temporary Works Co-ordinator as a key figure.

This two day course explains the role and the overall management context within which it sits.

The one day Temporary Works Supervisor course is designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for supervising temporary works and will allow the Supervisor to:


  • Understand the need for and duties of a Temporary Works Supervisor
  • Understand the role of others
  • Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of BS5975 in respect of this role


High risk can occur on small as well as larger sites hence understanding the essentials of good safety risk management, as outlined in BS5975, is relevant for projects of all sizes.

The courses have the support of a number of organisations: Temporary Works Forum, CECA, Build UK, HSE and FMB. The support of these organisations offers transferability of the course within industry.

Sanctus Training Ltd is an accredited CITB Centre offering Temporary Works Coordinator and Supervisor training as part of the suite of Site Safety Plus courses.

To book a place on either of the Temporary Works courses delivered at Sanctus Training Ltd, please visit the course booking page Temporary Works Co-ordinator or Temporary Works Supervisor.

We’re Working Well Together

The South West Working Well Together Group of which Sanctus Training are a member, are today holding a free event at Bridgwater College Construction Skills Centre at Cannington.  We are enjoying being on hand to offer help and support with training within the construction industry.

Find out about the CITB suite of courses including Temporary Works Coordinator and Temporary Works Supervisor, Site Manager’s Safety Training Scheme & the Site Supervisor’s Safety Training Scheme as well as the one day Safety Awareness course.

Learn what training you need if you are working with or due to work with Asbestos – Sanctus Training is an accredited UKATA Asbestos training centre.  If you are in the HVACR or Electrical industries, we offer a range of accredited courses to assist you on your career journey.

The South West Working Well Together Group covers the counties of Gloucestershire, West of England (formerly Avon), Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset and operates in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and are supported by many of the UK’s major contractors to promote good health and safety standards to smaller construction businesses.

The aim is to achieve a reduction in all accidents at work and to reduce the number of cases of work related ill health across the South West, and to do this by running events that:
  • Improve awareness of risk
  • Demonstrate practical measures to control risks
  • Promote ways for continuous improvement in health & safety performance
  • Improve the awareness of occupational health

 The drivers for the events are:

  •  HSE’s priority topics
  • The industry’s Health & Safety targets
  • The Working Well Together campaign

For further information, please contact us at info@sanctustraining.co.uk or visit the Working Well Together website – www.wwt.uk.com

Bridgwater College Construction Skills Centre, Rodway Hill, Cannington, Bridgwater, TA5 2LS


Company fined for non-compliance of legionella legislation


A steel coating company has been fined for failing to manage the risks from legionella bacteria at two cooling towers over a period of five years.

Newport Crown Court heard how in February 2014, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the company in Newport, Gwent and found it had been operating two cooling towers on site without taking appropriate measures to control the risk of proliferation of the bacteria since 2009.

The risks from the operation of the cooling towers had not been assessed, there was no written scheme, the towers were in poor condition, drift eliminators to reduce the spread of aerosol were missing, there was no water treatment programme in place and staff had not been trained to appreciate and manage the risks.

Prohibition Notices were immediately served by the HSE inspector that prevented the cooling towers being used until all appropriate controls were put in place. Improvement Notices were then served with regard to risk assessment and management.

The company in Newport, Gwent was fined a total of £75,000 and ordered to pay £28,393 in costs after pleading guilty to offences under Section 2(1) (£30,00) and 3(1) (£45,000) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

The HSE Inspector said: “Operating cooling towers, without proper controls in place can present a significant risk to employees and members of the public; in this case the company operates next to a housing estate and within one kilometre of the Royal Gwent Hospital.”


At Sanctus Training we are running courses for Legionella Awareness and Water Regulations (WRAS)

Contact the office for further information 01453 899101.

Successful awareness campaign at Cam

The Sanctus Training team extended a warm welcome to their customers at an open event recently.  As part of their awareness campaign, Guests were invited to their training centre in Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire to hear presentations on training topics which included HVACR, Electrical, Asbestos and Health & Safety.

The event is part of a roll-out to broaden awareness of what the company offers across training and consultancy and to highlight a number of new developments. Customers had the opportunity of a walk-about around the site to see for themselves the hands-on, practical environment which is a feature of the Cam site.  Newly upgraded Electrical training bays, a purpose-built Asbestos training facility, HVACR units and classroom facilities ensure that a broad range of training courses including a number accredited through the CITB, City & Guilds and UKATA can take place.

HVACR and Electrical training overviewed include the Introduction to Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, the Diploma 6187 in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration , Combination Electrics and the ME12 Mechanical to Electrical Conversion course.

The importance of appropriate Asbestos training was stressed by Dan Ingram, Asbestos Manager who talked in detail about the dangers of this hazardous material and highlighted the UKATA Asbestos Awareness and Non-licensed work with Asbestos training that is offered.

Guests also learned about the recent rebranding exercise that has taken place to give the Training business a contemporary and distinctive new look as well as the launch of their brand new easy to navigate website.

Guests came from within the Construction and HVACR industries, along with representatives from Training Groups, Colleges and joint working Partners.

Sanctus Training Staff and Trainers would like to warmly thank all their guests who came along to learn more about what is on offer.






Come along and join us tomorrow …

We look forward to welcoming existing and new clients alike to the Sanctus Training Centre in Cam on Thursday 2 June to share our new developments and offer the opportunity to walk around the site highlighting the facilities which include:

Our purpose built Asbestos Training facility – we offer UKATA Asbestos Awareness and Non-licensed work with Asbestos.

Fully equipped Electrical Training bays.

HVACR Training and classroom facilities.

You will have a chance to meet and chat to our Trainers and Staff about any Training needs you may have, and of course enjoy lunch with us too.

If you’re coming along – start time is 12 noon, please feel free to join us a little earlier for a cuppa.

If you would like to come along – please contact us on 01453 899101 | info@sanctustraining.co.uk

Sanctus Training Ltd
Units 4 & 5 Draycott Business Park
Cam, Dursley
Gloucestershire GL11 5DQ

We look forward to seeing you.