Course Aims: This course is designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for supervising temporary works.
This course allows the Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) to:
· 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 this role.
Duration: One Day
· Function of module:
o A brief overview of temporary works and their function.
o Why temporary works is important:
o Safety critical: legal requirements business critical.
o Roles: client, contractors, designers (permanent works and temporary works) APs, TWCs, TWSs, DI contract and statute.
o Historical cause for concern, continuing issues BS 5975:2008 +A1:2011
o Other relevant codes.
· Statutory aspects to temporary works:
o Obligation to have regard to ‘others’ (individually and corporately)
o Statutory aspects of:
- stability (above and below ground)
- design (scaffold).
· Avoiding failure: People, Process and Product (the 3Ps)
· Role of the TWS
o (source: BS 5975 within context of organisation's procedure if in-house course)
o TWC interface and role.
Please note, 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.
Certification: Upon successful completion candidates will receive a CITB SSP accredited certificate.