Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Course

Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Course
This course will give the delegate thorough knowledge of the Temporary Works Co-ordinator role and assist those on site who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works.

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It is also designed to give confidence to senior management and those who engage contractors. Participating delegates will reach an assessed standard of knowledge and be awarded a CSkills Site Safety Plus Certificate on successful completion.


The safety and business aspects of temporary works require careful co-ordination. An accepted way of achieving this is through the adoption of the management process outlined in BS5975 which introduces the Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC) as a key figure. This two day training course explains the role and the overall management context within which it sits.

High risk can occur on small as well as larger sites hence understanding the essentials of good safety risk management, as outlined in BS5975, is relevant for projects of all sizes.

The training course was launched by the CITB in response to recent efforts to tighten procedural control on Temporary Works projects, whereby the construction industry issued a mandate that all Temporary Works Co-ordinators are to hold CSkills certification, which has to be renewed every five years.

It has the support of a number of organisations: CITB, Temporary Works Forum CECA, UKCG, HSE and FMB, making it transferable across industry.

ICE Training is a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) approved training centre. The Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Course is listed in the Construction Training Directory. Candidates' achievements will be listed in the Construction Training Register.

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

Day 1 - Temporary Works co-ordination: legal, industry and HSE requirements

  • Session 1 - Temporary works co-ordination: legal, industry and HSE requirements
  • Session 2 - The need for a temporary works policy and legal aspects
  • Session 3 - Procedural Control of temporary works and the role of the temporary works co-ordinator (TWC)
  • Session 4 - The importance of corporate procedure

Day 2 - Implementation of the Process

  • Session 5 - Implementation of the temporary works process
  • Session 6 - Scaffolding
  • Session 7 - Groundworks
  • Session 8 - Formwork
  • Session 9 - Falsework
  • Session 10 - Examination, course summary and close


Anita Ballard 

BSc (Hons) MICE 

Anita is a professionally qualified, chartered civil engineer and has over 25 years’ experience in the construction and civil engineering industry. She has managed civil engineering projects before specialising in the design of temporary works solutions for multi-million pound engineering projects both in the UK and abroad.

Chris Bennion
Chris is a chartered civil engineer with experience spanning 45 years in the Temporary Works sector that encompasses design, site co-ordination, management and training. He has headed engineering teams for several leading building and civil engineering contractors. Having been involved with the aftermath of numerous temporary works related accidents and incidents over the years, he is passionately committed to safety. He believes this starts with the application of risk management principles, undertaken by competent people adhering to a robust process. Chris is an active member of the Temporary Works Forum.

Andrew Friedrich
Andrew is a Chartered Engineer with forty years’ experience within the construction industry. Experience includes design, site supervision, demolition and health & safety consultancy. He has site experience where temporary works were a significant element in the construction process. This included construction of reinforced concrete bridges, road construction, infrastructure maintenance and demolition of a power station.

Rob Millard
Rob has many years of experience in temporary works identification and implementation ranging from coffer dams, utx and chambers, formwork and falsework, tower crane bases and grillages, façade retentions, core stability checks, large basement propping and pile mat schemes. He has also worked at tender stage to develop temporary works schemes presenting proposals to clients as has taken tender schemes through to implementation continuing emphasis on safety, buildability and financial constraints.

At the end of this course delegates will understand:

  • The needs and processes for temporary works co-ordination
  • The duties of a temporary works co-ordinator
  • The roles of others involved in temporary works projects
  • The need for temporary works policy and legal aspects
  • The detail of BS5975 and the procedural controls described in the Code
  • How the temporary works process is applied in practice

This course is of particular interest to:

  • Anyone who has attended an ICE Training Temporary Works Co-ordination or Temporary Works Design course, or has been considered for appointment as a Temporary Works Co-ordinator/ Supervisor and wishes to progress to the next professional level.
  • Site and project managers
  • Designers and supervisors working for clients
  • Consultants and contractors who need a detailed awareness of the safety and technical implications of temporary works

It is assumed that attending delegates will have pre-existing knowledge of temporary works.

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