Course Aims

The two day Temporary Works General Awareness Training Course is designed to provide training for those in temporary works but who are not undertaking the roles of either Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC) or Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) as defined in BS 5975:2008. The course will:
raise awareness and impart knowledge of what constitutes temporary works, how they are used, their safety critical importance, common temporary works issues, and the temporary works management process
raise awareness of the roles and responsibilities involved in the temporary works process
set a common standard across the industry that can be accepted with confidence
allow a transferable knowledge base between employers, thus avoiding unnecessary supplementary training.

CITB Temporary Works General Awareness Training

Who Attends

The TWGATC course is intended for Senior managers and any delegates who work with contractors involved with the planning, procurement and management of temporary works, including those who may undertake a Temporary Works
Coordinator role. 
The course is designed for candidates who have limited or no previous knowledge of temporary works which includes a vast target audience, such as:
Delegates who are not likely to be TWCs or TWSs in the near future (or at all) but may be involved in the temporary works process.
Directors, contract managers, site foremen, estimators, planners, procurement, commercial managers, project leads.
Health and safety professionals wishing to gain a better understanding of temporary works.
Delegates undertaking a graduate development programme.
Delegates not directly from civil engineering or building sectors who may use temporary works, e.g. mechanical and electrical contractors, local authority building maintenance, nuclear decommissioning, utility

Course Content

The TWGATC course content includes:

Background, legislation and relevant standards
Roles, responsibilities, competencies and training
When do temporary works need to be designed, and who is competent to Carry out designs and design checking?
Designers’ risk assessments and residual risks
Tutorial to identify temporary works and classify risk
Update on latest industry guidance and sources of further information
Specific examples of the use and management of temporary works relating to Target audience


By the end of the TWGATC course of training delegates will be aware off the intricacies of temporary works as described within the course content and outlines of training provision.


Teaching Methods
The TWGATC course is highly interactive with a high proportion of discussions, best practice sharing, syndicate exercises and case studies will be supplemented with classroom based tutorial.

Assessment Methods
Delegates will be continuously assessed during the TWGATC course in preparation for the final multiple choice examination and will need to achieve 72% in the final exam, in order to successfully complete the TWGATC course.

Qualifications Obtained

Issue of the related TWGATC construction Skills Certificate (valid 5 years) will be awarded to those persons who successfully complete the TWGATC course.

Entry Requirements

Pre-Requisites:  The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English

Additional Information

For a TWGATC course held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. Please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training.

Bespoke Course
Courses can be arranged at your location on a date to suit your needs.

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