CIF Temporary Works Coordinator Two Day Programme

Training Course Information

This innovative 2 day course is designed to provide those on site who have responsibility for supervising temporary works with the essential knowledge to deliver on this often contentious area of construction activity. It is also suitable for builders and specialist contractors, utilities, civil engineering contractors, supervisors, graduates and site engineers wishing to begin the educational journey to become competent Temporary Works Co-Ordinators.

The course is based on Section 2 of BS 5975:2008+A1:2011 and includes one day tutor lead legislative guidance and a second day of workshop providing the essential practical aspect of Temporary Works Co ordination. Detailed, well-designed course hand-outs are issued – but the program does not involve structural calculations.

This two day program as a stand alone program, will not make the learner competent unless they have previous knowledge, experience and training but will serve to provide essential information in achieving the right information on your educational journey.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To clarify what constitutes ‘Temporary Works’ and familiarise delegates with BS 5975:2008+A1:2011 and the tools available to help with the process.
  • To allow delegates to appreciate the statutory requirements and Safety & Health roles and responsibilities relating to Temporary Works.
  • The course gives emphasis throughout to the importance of communication, co-ordination and competency and risk management.
  • 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 supervise/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 20 multiple choice questions. 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 CIF & HSA Temporary Works guidance.
  • Avoiding failure and ensuring appropriate risk management.
  • Temporary Works Procedures to BS5975:2008 and A1:2011
  • Tutorial to identify and classify temporary works.
  • Specific Role of Temporary works coordinator – 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 crane 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.
  • Course summary, sources of further help and information and questions
  • Course examination and administration

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

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