If you have a role in managing or supervising temporary works on a construction site, enhance your skills with a Temporary Works Coordinator course online. This two day course will provide students with a better understanding of temporary works and also covers the roles of other people involved in temporary works procedures, method statements, risk assessments and how to meet BS 5975:2019 regulations.
What are temporary works
Temporary works (TW) are the parts of a construction project that enable the remainder of the construction project’s permanent works to be built. The BS 5975:2019 is a standard procedure for temporary works and provides guidance, as well as recommendations, on how temporary works should proceed. For example, the design, specification, construction, use and dismantling of falsework.
A Temporary Works Coordinator manages the temporary works within a construction project. The role incorporates a number of jobs including:
• Choosing the right equipment.
• Appointing qualified contractors.
• Supervising the workload.
• Checking the work has been completed to a high standard and meets recommendations.
• Authorise the load and removal of temporary works components.
This means that the coordinator needs to be aware of every stage of the temporary works process, as well as knowing how to prevent any potential hazards.
What does the course include?
The content of the course covers:
• The types and groups of temporary works.
• BS 5975:2019 regulations.
• CDM regulations.
• Legislation that covers the relevant Codes of Practice.
• The Register for Temporary Works, design requirements and checks.
• Standard solutions and guidance design documents.
• Risk assessments and method statements.
• The job role and responsibilities.
• Communications, cooperation, coordination and competency in managing temporary works.
The course is presented by an experienced course tutor over Zoom where students are able to interact, ask questions and learn from other attendees.
At the end, you will need to complete a multiple choice test in order to gain a qualification and the CITB renewable 5 year Site Safety Plus certificate.
It is a good step up into a job that requires more responsibility in managing temporary works, such as the erection and dismantling of scaffolding. To apply for the course, you need to be working as a temporary works supervisor or at least about to start in that role.
Benefits of a Temporary Works Coordinator course
The course will ensure attendees are completely up-to-date with the latest health and safety regulations applicable to the construction industry, as well as the relevant protocols and procedures to safely assess risk and manage any issues that may arise with temporary works.