The Responsibilities of a Temporary Works Supervisor

This course is suitable for those employed as supervisors or managers as well as engineers and site supervisors involved in Temporary Works. If you are working in a supervisory role for temporary works, our Online Temporary Works Supervisor Course will provide you with everything you need to know about the role, the responsibilities and relevant health and safety requirements.

What are ‘temporary works’?

Temporary works are the needed as part of a construction project to enable permanent works to be built and are mostly removed after use.  Temporary works include: access scaffolding, shoring, excavation support and falsework and formwork.  Sometimes Temporary works are incorporated into the permanent works, such as crane or piling platforms used for road foundations.  Like permanent works, they require the same level of safety and attention to detail.

What is the typical job role of a Temporary Works Supervisor?

A Temporary Works Supervisor reports to the Temporary Works Coordinator. They will work together to check and supervise the temporary work and ensure they meet the safety requirements.

A Temporary Works Supervisor will usually be appointed on larger sites or if they are working with a coordinator who has the responsibility for several sites at once. The supervisor will have responsibility and focus on their particular temporary works.

While there is no legal requirement to have a Temporary Works Coordinator or supervisor on site, it is required that the those in control of a project are ensuring the work is carried out in a way that does not cause risk or harm to the workers or members of the public.

What will happen on the course with Target Zero?

By attending the Online Temporary Works Supervisor Course from Target Zero, you will gain an understanding of why cooperation and teamwork is essential on your site as well as your legal responsibilities. By the end of the course, you will have a stronger awareness of risk management and be able to apply the 4 C’s confidently: Communication, Cooperation, Coordination and Competency.

This 1 day CITB accredited course will provide you with the information you need about your responsibilities, the day to day roles of those working with you in temporary works, risk assessments, method statements and best practice. You will look at case studies to learn and understand your role on site and will take a final exam at the end of the course on which you need to score over 72% on to pass and earn.

Book A Course Today With Target Zero

To book yourself or an employee on our Online Temporary Works Supervisor Course, please get in touch with our team by calling 0333 444 0018 or book online at All courses are led by experienced industry professionals and questions and class participation and interaction are encouraged.