Temporary Works General Awareness

This course is designed to provide training for those in temporary works but who are not undertaking the roles of either Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC) or Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) as defined in  BS 5975:2019 + A1:2011 (referred to hereafter as ‘BS5975’).

Please note: the maximum number of delegates able to attend per course is 16.


The rationale for the Temporary Works General Awareness training course is to:

  • Raise awareness and impart knowledge of what constitutes temporary works, how they are used, their safety critical importance, common temporary works issues and the temporary works management process
  • Raise awareness of the roles and responsibilities involved in the temporary works process
  • Set a common standard across the industry that can be accepted with confidence
  • Allow a transferable knowledge base between employers, thus avoiding unnecessary supplementary training

Aims & Objectives:

To give delegates a general awareness and appreciation of temporary works, to understand:

  • what is deemed temporary works
  • how temporary works are used
  • the role of safety in temporary works
  • common issues associated with temporary works
  • the management processes

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • understand what constitutes temporary works
  • know how temporary works are used
  • understand the importance of safety, and how to overcome common issues
  • understand the need for management processes

Mode of Delivery:

Assessment will be by multiple;choice questions at the end of the course. Delegates will also be expected to be interactive during the course.

Attendance does not confer competency as a Temporary Works Co;ordinator or Supervisor but is for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Intended For:

Delegates who are not likely to be TWC’s or TWS’s in the near future (or at all) but may be involved in the temporary works process.

  • Directors, contract managers, site foremen, estimators, planners, procurement, commercial managers, project leads
  • Health and safety professionals wishing to gain a better understanding of temporary works
  • Delegates undertaking a graduate development programme
  • Delegates not directly from civil engineering or building sectors who may use temporary works e.g. mechanical and electrical contractors, local authority building maintenance, nuclear decommissioning, or utility companies
  • Delegates who have come into the construction industry from other industries
  • Foreign contractors who may wish to learn from UK best practice
  • Permanent works designers involved in temporary works, other consulting or structural engineers
  • Principal designers and clients representatives
  • People from the training industry - University and College lecturers
  • Salespersons from equipment or plant suppliers

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