CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Course (TWCTC)


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The two-day Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Course (TWCTC) and one-day refresher course (TWCTC-R) are designed to help those who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works on site. The course seeks to improve the knowledge of this role and the temporary works environment.

Temporary works are safety and business-critical and require careful co-ordination. An accepted way of achieving this is through the adoption of the management process outlined in BS 5975:2019, which introduces the Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC) as a key figure. This course explains the role and its overall management context.

Temporary works on both smaller and larger sites can be high risk activities. Therefore, understanding the essentials of good risk and safety management, as outlined in BS 5975:2019, is relevant for projects.

The course gives emphasis throughout to the importance of communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency (the 4Cs), risk management, safety and business relations, allowing the TWC to:

    • understand the need for and duties of a TWC

• understand the role of others

• have a detailed knowledge and understanding of BS 5975 in respect of this role

The aim of the course:

• to focus on the process of co-ordination of temporary works, commonly expressed through the role of the TWC.

• these courses are not temporary works technical awareness courses, although there are elements of technical awareness that are signposted throughout and that must be included in the course exercise.

• attendance does not confer competency as a TWC; this comes from a mixture of education, training and experience and should be judged by an appropriate senior individual, usually referred to as the designated individual(DI).

• training is considered an essential element of TWC competence.

Course time: 8.30am start to 5pm

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Course delivered at Client’s offices, January 2023

Purpose and Scope

The aim of this course is to focus on the risk management of temporary works with particular attention on the role of the Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC). 

The course seeks to consolidate and build on the risk management knowledge that delegates undertaking this role will have established through other experiences on site (likely in other supervisory and management roles) and focus on how to avoid failure in temporary works by adopting appropriate procedural controls, as outlined in BS 5875:2019.

The refresher course is an opportunity for delegates who have attended the substantive TWCTC to revise and update their knowledge and understanding.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the TWCTC course however, delegates 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 delegates will 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.

Delegates 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. Delegates 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.

To further support delegates, both CITB and the TWf have created a Temporary Works Awareness e-Learning which provides a foundation of the points that will be expanded on in this course. It explores how health and safety legislation plays a pivotal role in temporary works, and how documents which are common to more generic construction activities are a useful aid for planning and the ongoing management and monitoring of temporary works. 

Both e-learning courses are free of charge:

Free of charge  – TWf E-Learning link –

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Note: Once delegates have successfully completed the course this does not confirm competency as a TWC but is for the purposes of continuing professional development (CPD), and delegates must be considered along with experience, skill, knowledge and behaviour.

All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Centre opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, but this course commences at 9am and will finish at approx 5pm, unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions you receive.

Refreshments are included on all courses, but NO LUNCH is currently provided, but there are lots of lunch options within walking distance of the centre.

Please ensure you have read the joining instructions before arriving at our training centre. 

If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient free parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance.

For those using public transport, Chertsey is served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre. 

If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request.

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Additional information


18 and 19 June 2024, 1 and 2 August 2024, 25 and 26 September 2024, 23 and 24 October 2024, 3 and 4 December 2024