£250.00 + VAT

1 Day



The CITB Temporary Works Supervisor one-day course is designed to help those on site who have responsibility for supervising temporary works. The course is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Course Overview

Temporary works need careful supervision and the TWSTC course will focus on the importance of good safety practices, legislation, and risk management for projects of all sizes. Candidates need to have experience of being responsible for managing all forms of temporary works, and have detailed knowledge and understanding of BS5975 in respect of this role. This Temporary Works Supervisor Course will also emphasise the importance of the 4C’s – communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency.

Please note, attendance does not confirm competency as a Temporary Works Supervisor; this comes from a mixture of education, training and experience. However, training is considered an essential element of TWS 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*

Course Objectives

At the end of the TWSTC course successful candidates will understand:

  • The legal duties of a Temporary Works Supervisor
  • Risk management on site
  • The 4Cs – communication, cooperation, coordination and competency
  • The importance of teamwork on a temporary works site
  • BS5975 in respect of this role
Course Agenda

The Temporary Works Supervisor training course will cover the following topics:

  • The role of the Temporary Works Supervisor
  • Types of temporary works
  • Legislation and codes of practice
  • Risk assessment and safety at work
  • BS5975
  • Policies and procedures
  • Case studies

Candidates will be assessed by a multiple choice paper at the end of the training day and must successfully pass to gain their CITB certification. Certificates are valid for five 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 H&S ACOPs 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.

Venue address

Apex Office Space, Health Life & Safety, 1 Water Vole Way, Doncaster DN4 5JP