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CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator (2 Days)

CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator (2 Days)

This two day 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 recognised standard of knowledge.

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 however this does not alone make a delegate competent, as this requires other attributes e.g. experience.


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CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator (2 Days)
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Who is it for?

Delivered across two days, this course is ideal for anyone who has been considered for appointment as a Temporary Works Co-ordinator/Superviser and wishes to progress to the next professional level. It is also of interest to others involved in the temporary works co-ordination process including:

  • Site and Project managers
  • Designers and supervisors
  • Consultants and contractors

Course Pre-requisite

Learners have ideally achieved a standard such as SSSTS or SMSTS, this is not mandatory, but learners with these achievements will benefit from having this knowledge before attending the course.

Learners are advised to complete the Temporary works awareness eLearning provided by CITB, which is free to access here.

What will you learn?

  • The needs and processes for temporary work co-ordination
  • The duties of the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC)
  • The roles of others involved in temporary works projects
  • The need for temporary works policy and legal aspects
  • The detail of BS5975 and the procedural controls described in the code
  • How the temporary works process is applied in practice

What is expected of you

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.


The TWCTC is a two-day course designed to be completed over two consecutive days. Learners must attend both days, complete the four mandatory exercises, pass the trainer review and pass the end-ofcourse assessment (15 hours learning plus breaks) to be eligible for certification.

Successful candidates will be awarded the Site Safety Plus CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Certificate (TWCTC). This certificate will remain valid for 5 years.

BSG is recognised as an ‘Accredited CITB Training provider’. Our CITB courses are monitored, professionally evaluated and approved by the CITB on a regular basis.

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