This course is designed to provide training for those working in temporary works but who are not undertaking the roles of either temporary works coordinator (TWC) or temporary works supervisor (TWS), as defined in BS 5975:2019.
Delegates who are not likely to be TWCs or TWSs in the near future (or at all) but may be involved in the temporary works process.
Directors, contract managers, site supervisors, estimators, planners, procurement professionals, commercial managers and project leads.
Health and safety professionals wishing to gain a better understanding of temporary works.
Delegates undertaking a graduate development programme.
Delegates not directly from the civil engineering or building sectors who may use temporary works (for example, mechanical and electrical contractors) or delegates from Local Authority building maintenance departments, nuclear decommissioning and utility companies.
Delegates who have come into construction from other industries.
Foreign contractors who wish to learn from UK best practice.
Permanent works designers involved in temporary works, and other consulting or structural engineers.
Principal designers and clients’ representatives.
People from the training industry, including university and college lecturers.
Salespersons from equipment or plant suppliers.
- The rationale for the Temporary works general awareness training course (TWGATC) is to:
- Rise awareness and impart knowledge of what temporary works are, how they are used, their safety-critical importance, common temporary works issues, and the temporary works management process.
- Raise awareness of roles and responsibilities in the temporary works process.
- Set a common standard for the awareness of temporary works across the industry that can be accepted with confidence.
- Allow a transferable knowledge base between employers, to avoid unnecessary supplementary training.
The aim is to give delegates a general awareness and appreciation of temporary works. They should understand:
- What is deemed to be temporary works.
- How temporary works are used.
- The role of safety in temporary works.
- Common issues associated with temporary works.
- The management processes.
- Assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Delegates will also be expected to interact and participate during the course.
Attendance does not confer competency as a TWC or TWS but is for the purposes of continuing professional development (CPD).
Candidates will receive an Expedient Certificate.