Temporary Works General Awareness


£200 members
£245 non-members

Dates 2019: 

8th February 2019
30th April 2019
20th June 2019
19th  August 2019
30th October 2019
17th December 2019


This one day 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 Supervisors (TWS) as defined in BS 5975:2008 + A1:2011 (referred to hereafter as ‘BS 5975’).

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
  • allow a transferable knowledge base between employers, thus avoiding unnecessary supplementary training.

Aims and 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.

There are no formal entry requirements; however, the course assumes limited or no detailed previous knowledge of temporary works.

Course content

  • function of module
  • background, legislation and relevant standards
  • roles, responsibilities, competencies and training
  • when do temporary works need to be designed, and who is competent to carry out designs and design checking?
  • designers’ risk assessments and residual risks
  • tutorial to identify temporary works and classify risk
  • update on latest industry guidance and sources of further information
  • specific examples of the use and management of temporary works relating to target audience


  • 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.


CITB certification upon successful completion


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