Course Aims

The one day Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course is designed to complement the Temporary Works Co-ordinator Training Course (TWCTC) and is designed to provide training for those undertaking the role of Temporary Works Supervisor as defined in BS 5975:2008

The TWS role can be defined, relating to three clauses within the BS:
Supervision and checking (Clause 7.4). The core role, applicable to all TWSs, and, if requested by the TWC, if competent to do so, and it satisfies the TWS’s own company procedures:
Issuing load/unload permits (Clause 7.3.4) (In addition, although not formally part of the TWS role, if requested by the TWC, if competent to do so in respect of each individual action, and it satisfies the TWS’s own company procedures.)
Assist the TWC discharge some of his/her responsibilities (specifically those which the TWC is permitted to delegate) (Clause 7.2.5)

The rationale for the Temporary Works Supervisor’s Course is to raise standards and set standards across the industry, and allow a transferable knowledge base between employers avoiding unnecessary supplementary training.

CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Training

Who Attends

The TWSTC course is designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for supervising temporary works. 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 Supervisor role.

Course Content

The TWSTC course content includes:
Function of module
Statutory aspects to temporary works
Avoiding failure
Role of the TWS


By the end of the TWSTC course of training delegates will:
Understand the need for and duties of, a Temporary Works Supervisor
Understand the role of others
Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of BS5975 in respect of the TWS role

This course is not a temporary works awareness course. It is only concerned with the process of the supervision of temporary works, commonly expressed through the role of the Temporary Works Supervisor. Attendance does not confer competency as a Temporary Works Supervisor; this comes from a mixture of education, training and
experience and should be judged by an appropriate senior individual.


Teaching Methods
The TWSTC 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 TWSTC 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 TWSTC course.

Qualifications Obtained

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

Entry Requirements

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

Additional Information

For a TWSTC 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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