CITB Temporary Works Supervisor


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The Temporary Works Supervisor 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 5975:2019 (referred to hereafter as ‘BS 5975’).

N.B This course now includes additional information to take into account the recent revision of BS 5975:2019.


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Course Overview

The role of the Temporary Works Supervisor can be defined in relation to three clauses within the BS 5975:

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


The rationale for the one-day Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWS) is to raise and set standards across the industry and allow a transferable knowledge base between employers, avoiding unnecessary supplementary training. 


The TWSTC ensures that all those given temporary works supervisory responsibilities understand and demonstrate:

  • 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, Coordination, Cooperation and Competency
  • The need for risk assessment.

Course Content

This course will cover the following topic areas:

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

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a CITB certificate.

CITB SSP Courses - Mandatory requirements

You will be required to bring some form of photographic identification with you on the day of your course. Where identification is not provided by a delegate, they will be refused attendance on the course. 

In order to attend this course you must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. 


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

Refreshments are included on all courses, but NO LUNCH is currently provided on any of our courses. 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 parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance of the John Ryder Training Centre. 

For those that use public transport, Chertsey if 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. 

Additional information


10 August 2022, 13 October 2022