Who Should Attend?
The Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC) is designed to assist Managers, Supervisors, Agents and Personnel on site who have responsibility for supervising all forms of temporary works.
Pre-Requisites: The minimum requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English. It is also recommended that delegates attending the course have background knowledge of temporary works.
The course has the support of a number of organisations: Temporary Works Forum, CECA, Build UK (previously UKCG), HSE and FMB.
This course is aimed at the process of supervising temporary works, commonly expressed through the role of the Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS). This course is not a temporary works awareness course. It also focuses heavily on the BS5975:2008 + A1:2011 standards.
- Understand the need for temporary works policy and procedure
- Understand the background to temporary works Codes of Practice and relevant regulations including HASAWA, LOLER, PUWER, Work at Height & Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
- Be aware of the roles and responsibilities of the TWS and other parties identified in CDM Regulations 2015
- Understand the importance of approved drawings, specifications, risk assessments and method statements
- Recognise the different levels of risks associated with varying temporary works schemes
- Understand the delegation process from the TWC. Inspections/Checks, hold points, load capacities & permissions
- Understand the duties of various parties involved with temporary works including subcontractors
- Understand the role of the Principal Contractor in relation to the selection and appointment of Temporary Works Supervisors (TWS’s)
- Various forms of Temporary Works
- Temporary Works case studies, policy & procedures
- BS5975:2008 + A1:2011
- CDM Regulations
- Regulations and Codes of Practice
- Temporary Works Register, Design & Supervision
- Approved Drawings & standard solutions
- Temporary Works Supervisors, role and duties
By the end of the Temporary Works Supervisors (TWSTC) course, delegates will be aware of and be able to:
- Understand the importance of communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency. The ‘4Cs’.
- Risk management: safety and also business related
Allowing the Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) to:
- Understand the need for and duties of a TWS
- Understand the role of others
- Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of BS5975 & A1:2011 in respect of this role
The Temporary Works Supervisors Training Course (TWSTC) has a high proportion of discussions, best practice sharing, syndicate exercises and case studies and will be supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials.
Delegates are increasingly finding the use of a laptop or tablet during these sessions helpful.
The issue of the CITB CSkills Awards Temporary Works Supervisors certificate will be awarded to those persons who successfully complete the TWSTC course including the compulsory final examination (72% pass grade). Delegates are also expected to be actively involved throughout the course. The TWSTC certificate is then valid for 5 years. To renew this certificate the course is undertaken again.
A training grant of up to £100 per person is available for companies that are registered with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).
Delegates are required to attend both days, without full attendance and achievement in the examination the certificate cannot be awarded.
Delegates must attend the days in order and, where not on consecutive days (group courses only), must complete the course within two weeks. Delegates unable to attend both days due to extenuating circumstances only (e.g. certificated sickness) will need to enrol onto a new course in order to maintain continuity of learning outcomes and attend both days again.
Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.
For TWSTC training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. Please ensure that the area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training.