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Temporary Works Coordinator


The two-day Temporary works coordinator training course (TWCTC) is designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works. The course has been designed to give confidence to senior management, and to ensure that those who engage contractors have an assessed standard of knowledge.

Temporary works are safety- and business-critical and require careful coordination. An accepted way of achieving this is through the adoption of the management process outlined in BS 5975:2019, which introduces the temporary works coordinator (TWC) as a key figure. This course explains the role and its overall management context.

Temporary works on both smaller and larger sites can be high risk. Therefore, understanding the essentials of good risk and safety management, as outlined in BS 5975:2019, is relevant for projects of all sizes.

This course will give the delegate a thorough knowledge of the temporary works coordinator (TWC) role. However, this does not make a delegate competent by itself. Competence requires other attributes, such as experience.


2 days.

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Suitable For

Delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a TWC.


  • This is not a temporary works awareness course. It is only concerned with the process of coordinating temporary works, commonly expressed through the role of the TWC. Attendance does not confer competency as a TWC.

    To ensure that all those given temporary works coordinating responsibilities understand the:

  • Need for and duties of a TWC ? roles of others.
  • Use of BS 5975:2019 in relation to the role.
  • Importance of the 4Cs: communication, coordination, co-operation and competence.
  • Need for risk management.


There are no formal entry requirements.

Teaching Methods

  • This course is designed to be completed over two consecutive days. Delegates are required to attend both days (14 hours) and to pass the end-of-course assessment to be eligible for certification.

    Delegates must attend the days in order and, where they are not on consecutive days, must complete the course within two weeks.

    Delegates unable to attend both days due to extenuating circumstances (for example, certificated sickness) will need to enrol on a new course in order to maintain continuity of learning outcomes and attend both days again.

    This course will give the delegate a thorough knowledge of the TWC role. However, this does not make a delegate competent by itself. Competence comes from education, training and experience, which should be judged by an appropriate senior individual, usually referred to as the designated individual (DI). Training is considered an essential element of TWC competence.


Candidates will receive an Expedient Certificate.

Course Dates

There are currently no dates set for this course, for more information please contact us or call our friendly sales team on 0330 0948 424

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