Temporary Works Co-ordination in the Process Sector

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Despite the well-developed approach to operational risk management in the process industry, incidents do still occur, and when they do the results can be disastrous. 

Such failures are often caused by inadequate temporary works solutions: failures in pressure testing, plant assembly, lifting and jacking, temporary measures in commissioning and many other examples.

This type of risk has been recognised in the civil engineering sector for many years, and robust guidance is now widely used for the safe provision, design, installation, use and dismantling of temporary works. This is a holistic approach to the problem, referred to as Temporary Works Coordination, which is proving to be both successful and widely accepted not just in civil engineering but across the wider built environment.

Mechanical, electrical and other engineers sometimes attend our various Temporary Works training courses, but often the difference in engineering discipline and the civils/building examples and case studies used results in difficulty in aligning the content and terminology to their own working environments.

This ‘Temporary Works Coordination in the Process Sector’ course aims to resolve this problem by applying our acknowledged Temporary Works (TW) Coordination systems, approach and techniques to the Process Sector. It is intended to provide sufficient training and understanding to enable senior management to consider appointment of suitable delegates to the role of Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) or Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS), subject to the delegate already having the skills, knowledge and experience required for the particular role and work at hand.


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Programme Overview
This training course starts at 09:00 and finishes at 17:30 with refreshment breaks mid-morning and afternoon, plus lunch.
All timings, except the start time, are approximate and may be adjusted to suit natural breaks in the lesson.
  • Session 1 - Scope and definition of TW, and examples in the process sector
  • Session 2 - The need for TW Coordination: evidence of why it is needed
  • Session 3 - System and process: BS 5975 Code of Practice for temporary works coordination
  • Session 4 - Roles and responsibilities: TW Coordinator (TWC), TW Supervisor (TWS), and others
  • Session 5 - Company procedures and the HSE approach
  • Session 6 - Summary quiz and close
Ken MacKenzie 
BSc (Eng) MSc CEng MICE MCIM MinstCS
Ken is a chartered civil engineer and construction consultant with extensive, broad based design and construction experience across many sectors, including infrastructure, commercial and industrial building, and water and rail environments. He has in depth experience of temporary works in practice and understands the need for good guidance, processes and procedures to deliver effective and efficient solutions to construction projects.
Learning Objectives
By the end of this course delegates should:
  • Understand what Temporary Works Coordination is
  • Accept how and why it should be applied in their context
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the TWC, TWS and others involved
  • Appreciate the legal context, liabilities, contract requirements for TW
  • Understand temporary works systems and processes
Who Should Attend?
The course is principally aimed at:
  • Managers and supervisors of work on site
  • Senior management
  • HSEQ staff
  • Designers (of both permanent and temporary works)
  • Planners and procurement managers

Delegates are likely to be Electrical, Mechanical, Systems or other engineers or technicians who already have risk management understanding and experience of the works at hand.

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