CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC)

Providing on-site supervisory guidance – this course helps the delegate gain a full understanding of the role, including a thorough knowledge of temporary works.




1 Day


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Delegates will be able to identify typical hold points, inspections and permits required as part of the management of temporary works on site and act under the guidance of the Temporary Works Coordinator.

Course Duration:

Course duration is 1 day

Who should attend:

This one-day Temporary works supervisor training course (TWSTC) is designed to help those on site who have responsibility for supervising all forms of temporary works. The course seeks to improve the knowledge of this role and the temporary works environment

Course Content:

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 supervisor (TWS) as a key figure. This course explains the role and its overall management context.

Understanding the essentials of good risk and safety management, as outlined in BS 5975:2019, is relevant for projects of all sizes.

The course gives emphasis throughout to the importance of communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency (the 4Cs), risk management, safety and business relations, allowing the TWS to:

  • understand the need for and duties of a TWS
  • understand the role of others
  • have a detailed knowledge and understanding of BS 5975 in respect of this role

There will be a multiple-choice test on completion of this course.  Successful delegates will be able to demonstrate thorough knowledge and improved ability to supervise the temporary works process


Successful delegates will be issued with a certificate valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, delegates will need to retake the course before the expiry date.

Delegate Preparation:

There are no formal entry requirements for the TWSTC. 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

Candidates 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.

Learners may also find it helpful to complete the Temporary works awareness eLearning provided by CITB, which is free to access here.


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.

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