Temporary Works Supervisors


£190 members
£230 non-members

The courses below are held at the John Ryder Training Centre, Chertsey Surrey KT16 9DG

Dates 2019:

11th January 2019
15th February 2019
7th March 2019
17th April 2019
23rd May 2019
4th June 2019
10th July 2019
15th August 2019
19th September 2019
15th October 2019
11th November 2019
4th December 2019

This course complements the Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Course (TWCTC) and is designed to provide training for those undertaking the role of Temporary Works Supervisors as defined in BS 5975: 2008 + A1:2011 (referred to hereafter as ‘BS597’).

The role can be defined, relating to three clauses within the BS:

  1. Supervisors and checking (Clause 7.4).  The core role, applicable to all TWSs and if requested by the TWC (if competent to do so and it satisfies the TWS’s own company procedures).
  2. Issuing load/upload permits (Clause 7.3.4).  (In addition, although not formally part of the TWS role if requested by the by the TWC, if competent to do so in respect of each individual action, and it satisfies the TWS’s own company procedures).
  3. Assist the TWC discharge some of his/her responsibilities (specifically those which the TWC is permitted to delegate) (Clause 7.2.5)

The rational for the Temporary Works Supervisors’ Training Course is to raise and set standards across the industry and allow a transferable knowledge base between employers, avoiding unnecessary supplementary training.

Aims and objectives

To ensure that all those given temporary works supervisory responsibilities understand:

  • the need for and duties of a TWS
  • the role of others
  • the BS 5975 in respect of the role
  • the importance of the ‘4Cs’: communication, co-ordination and competency
  • the need for risk management

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

  • understand the duties of a TWS and roles of others
  • have detailed knowledge and understanding of BS 5975
  • understand how to manage risk
  • implement the ‘4C’s’ effectively in the workplace

Course content:

  • Function of module
  • Background
  • Statutory aspects to temporary works
  • Avoiding failure
  • Role of the TWS

This course is not a temporary works awareness course.  It is only concerned with the process of the supervision of temporary works, commonly expressed through the role of the Temporary Works Supervisor.  Attendance does not confer competency as a Temporary Works Supervisor; this comes from a mixture of education, training and experience and should be judged by an appropriate senior individual.


  • All delegates are required to bring some form of photographic identification along on the day of the course.  Where identification evidence is not provided by a delegate, they will be refused attendance on the course.
  • All delegates attending the course are to have a good understanding of spoken and written English.


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