Role of the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) and Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS)

What topics are covered by the course?

Course Outline:

Legal and contractual issues in temporary works
Relationship between BS5975 and health and safety and CDM regulations
The rationale behind BS5975 – the code of practice for falsework
The role of temporary works in construction projects
The interdependence of design and site condition
An overview of possible risks and failures in typically encountered temporary works e.g.
Concrete and Formwork
Checking and inspection process for temporary works
Assessing risks in temporary works

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the supervision or management of temporary works on site, engineers, site supervisors, section heads, of both main and sub-contractor organisations in civil engineering and building

What will I be able to do on completion?

Be more effective in their roles and duties with respect to temporary works
Have an improved ability and confidence in supervising temporary works
Have increased awareness of factors that may compromise the successful implementation of temporary works and be better able to react to change
Understand the sensitivity of standard temporary works systems to changes that can cause potential failure or collapse and hence be more risk aware

How will I be assessed?

An examination and discussion of key issues, using Power Point presentation
Examination of issues raised using case history Exercises
Group Exercises to develop risk awareness
Discussion and review to consolidate understanding
End of course assessment with certificate of success issued by Symmons Madge Associates.
Please note: There will be two levels of assessment – for Supervisors and Coordinators
Benefits Perceived:

It is therefore important that those involved in the site supervision of construction works are aware of current standards that affect them and are alert to potential problem areas that can arise in temporary works.

The role of the TWS/TWC is central to the successful implementation of temporary works hence the specific roles and duties of those so appointed needs to be clearly understood, both by those appointed in this role and those working with the appointed person.

The HSE have expressed concerns about the implementation of the requirements of BS5975, in particular for smaller contracting and sub-contracting organisations.
Aims & Objectives:

This course aims to improve the delegate’s ability to control, monitor and supervise the implementation of commonly encountered temporary works and raise their risk awareness.

All fees correct until end December 2017

All our courses can be offered as in-house training for further details please telephone: 01446 775959 or email:

Guide Price: 260 + VAT

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Construction »
Duration: 6 hrs
Qualification: CPD/IPD/CPD

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