CIF Temporary Works Coordinator Two Day Programme

Training Course Information

This is a 2 day course which is designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works. It is also suitable for builders and specialized contractors, utilities, civil engineering contractors, supervisors, graduates and site engineers wishing to become Temporary Works Co-Ordinators.

The course is based on Section 2 of BS5975:2008 +A1:2011 and includes group tutorials. Detailed, well-illustrated course hand-outs are issued – it does not involve structural calculations.

This is not a TWC awareness course.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To clarify what constitutes ‘Temporary Works’ and familiarise delegates with BS5975 and the tools available to help with the process.
  • To allow delegates to appreciate the statutory requirements and Health and Safety roles and responsibilities relating to Temporary Works.
  • The course gives emphasis throughout to the importance of communication, co-ordination and competency and Risk Management: safety and business related.
  • To assist the Temporary Works Designers by providing the correct amount of information and sufficient time to carry out the design.
  • To be part of the company’s overall requirement for appointing competent Temporary Works Co-Ordinators/Supervisors, who can implement the Temporary Works procedure.
  • To impart basic engineering knowledge, specifically relating to construction activities.
  • To highlight common site Temporary Works risks and problems, so that they can be resolved and dealt with more efficiently.
  • Allow delegates to develop inspection skills on Temporary Works prior to loading.

Full attendance of the 2 day course is essential. There is an examination at the end of the course which consists of 25 multiple choice questions as selected by CSkills Awards.

The examination is an open book examination of 30 minutes duration.

It forms the basis of assessment as to whether or not a delegate has successfully achieved a satisfactory level of understanding to be awarded the Temporary Works Co-Ordinator Training Course certificate.

Course Content:

Day 1

  • Importance of Temporary Works-Bragg report and update on HSE guidance.
  • Avoiding failure and risk management. The 3 P’s and hierarchy of control measures ERIC.
  • Temporary Works Procedures to BS5975:2008 and A1:2011
  • Tutorial to identify and classify temporary works
  • Specific Role of Temporary works co-ordinator. Concrete pressures, formwork systems, sequencing concrete works, stability, falsework, back propping, striking falsework.
  • Tutorial on managing designs carried out by subcontractors or equipment suppliers.
  • Mobile crane outrigger pads, load stability, tower carne foundations, working platforms.
  • Tutorial on preparing a design brief and design checking.
  • Setting up site and public protection.

Day 2

  • Understanding and classifying soils, slopes, batters, trenching, sequencing excavations and sheet piling.
  • Risk identification and management tutorial.
  • Structural alterations, demolition and refurbishment.
  • Tutorial on preparing a temporary works register and sequencing temporary works.
  • Edge protection, access, mobile towers, scaffolding, TG20:13 and system scaffolding.
  • Milton Keynes scaffold collapse case study
  • Course summary, sources of further help and information and questions
  • Course examination and administration

Course fee CIF members €480 non cif member €580.

Number of Participants:

Participant 1

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