Remote CITB Temporary Works Supervisor


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The Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) 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’).

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

You will receive an invite to the Zoom lesson via email before your course start date.

Please download and complete this CITB TWS Pre-Course Experiential Learning Confirmation Form and upload it as one of your pre-requisites upon booking this course. Click here to download.

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Pre-requisites *

Please ensure to download the delegate pre-course experiential learning document to be completed by the employer/manager of the attendee and emailed back to prior to the delegate attending the course. Failing to return the completed form may result in the delegate not being allowed to sit the course and a full charge may be incurred.

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Course Information

View our quick guide to Temporary Works and the role of the Temporary Works Supervisor.

Course Overview

The role of the TWS 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 TWS’ and if requested by the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC), if competent to do so and it satisfies the TWS’ 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’ own company procedures. 

3. Assist the TWC and 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 (TWSTC) 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 delegates will receive a CITB certificate.

CITB SSP Courses - Mandatory Requirements

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

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


All remote training is conducted online through Zoom. You’ll be sent joining instructions after you’ve booked and paid for your place on the course.

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5 December 2023 – Remote