CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Training Course (TWCTC)
The two-day Temporary Works Coordinator training course is designed to help those who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works on site. The course seeks to improve the knowledge of this role and the temporary works environment.
Delegates will be prepared to implement the procedural controls required for compliance with BS5975 and for managing temporary works. They will be made aware of potential technical issues, relevant protocols and records.
Course duration is 2 days
Who Should Attend?
This course is ideal for those on site who manages all types of temporary works. The course is designed for senior managers who control the planning, procurement and management of temporary works. This course would also benefit those who control contractors.
Delegates will gain knowledge and understanding the role of a temporary works coordinator, managing the temporary works process and the role of others.
Temporary works are 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 BS 5975:2019, which introduces the temporary works co-ordinator (TWC) as a key figure. This course explains the role and its overall management context.
Temporary works on both smaller and larger sites can be high risk activities. Therefore, understanding the essentials of good risk and safety management, as outlined in BS 5975:2019, is relevant for projects of all sizes.
The TWCTC course will cover the following topics:
- The need for and duties of a TWC
- The other key roles involved in temporary works
- The use of BS 5975:2019 in relation to the role
- Typical documents used in temporary works
- Other legislation and guidance that interact with temporary works
- the importance of the 4Cs: communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competence
- The need for risk management
Successful delegates will be able to demonstrate thorough knowledge and improved ability to manage the temporary works process.
Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, delegates will need to retake the refresher course before the expiry date.
There are no entry requirements for the TWCTC. However, candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of the following legislation:
- Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
- The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992
- The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- The Work at Height Regulations 2005
Delegates need to be prepared to discuss how health and safety legislation is relevant to temporary works, as well as which Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) and guidance notes may assist or contribute to safe practices in temporary works. They will need to have working knowledge of all associated legislation, specifically the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 in terms of its intention and compliance. Candidates must also have a thorough understanding of health and safety principles and understand the importance of risk management, design considerations, inspection and testing and recording and monitoring requirements.
Delegates who have achieved a certificate approved against the Health and Safety in Construction Site Supervision standard (such as SSSTS or SSSTS-R) or the Health and Safety in Construction Site Management standard (such as SMSTS or SMSTS-R), will have gained the knowledge to meet these expectations.
Delegates may also find it helpful to complete the Temporary works awareness eLearning provided by CITB, which is free to access here.
Delegates must also have a good understanding of spoken and written English.
Hot and cold drinks available when delivered at a Sanctus Training venue.
Mandatory course materials:
CITB registration £37.50 (VAT exempt) – chargeable at point of booking.
DN, Assistant Project Manager
RR, Contracts Manager
PK, Senior Contracts Manager
SM, Site Manager