The two day accredited CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator course is designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works. It is also designed to give confidence to senior management and those who engage contractors that they have a recognised standard of knowledge and understanding.
The CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator course is also designed to give confidence to senior management and those who engage contractors that they have a recognised standard of knowledge and understanding.
Situations involving complex temporary works may 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. This course will give the delegate thorough knowledge of the Temporary Works Co-ordinator role. Please note that attendance of this course does not confirm competency as a Temporary Works Co-ordinator. Competence will come from a mixture of education, training and experience. However, training is considered an essential element of TWC competence.
Site Safety Plus ask that delegates refer to the current British Standards BS5975 for Temporary Works (Code of Practice) prior to their training.
*PLEASE NOTE – It will take approximately 6-8 weeks for the CITB to issue certification*
At the end of the training successful delegates will be able to:
- Understand the need for, and the duties of, a Temporary Works Co-ordinator
- Understand the roles of others on the site
- Understand the BS5975 and the code of best practice for temporary structures on building sites
The CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator course will cover the following topics:
- Temporary Works Overview
- Background Information
- Statutory aspects of temporary works
- Risk assessments and method statements
- Management of the temporary works process
*Delegates must attend both of the days, in accordance with the course programme, to achieve the necessary learning objectives*
Candidates will be assessed throughout the course with practical exercises. In addition to this there is a multiple choice test paper delegates must successfully pass in order to obtain their CITB certification. Certificates are valid for 5 years.
Who should attend?
Learners 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.
A key issue for temporary works is health and safety, so learners 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.
Learners need to be prepared to discuss and explore all the core health and safety factors that are integrated into temporary works processes at all stages of a project, from initiation to closure. 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. Learners 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.
Learners 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. This is not a mandatory pre-requisite, but learners with these achievements will benefit from having this knowledge before attending the course.
To further support learners, CITB has created a Temporary works awareness eLearning which provides a foundation of the points that will be expanded on in this course. It explores how health and safety legislation plays a pivotal role in temporary works, and how documents which are common to more generic construction activities are a useful aid for planning and the ongoing management and monitoring of temporary works.
Learners may also find it helpful to complete the Temporary works awareness eLearning provided by CITB, which is free to access here.
Please Note: Attendance of a course does not confer competence as a TWC or TWS. The appointment of a TWC or TWS rests with the DI who should be looking at a combination of the candidate’s skills, knowledge and experience.