Temporary Works – The importance of having processes in place
Given that over 30% of projects can be related to Temporary Works (TW) and over 70% of site accidents are related to Temporary Works, it is both safety critical and business critical that the same degree of care and attention is given to the design and construction at this stage and that the TW team are adequately trained and skilled to understand the TW process
What are Temporary Works?
Temporary Works constitute all activities that take place before permanent works are established. Such activities include access scaffolds, props, shoring, excavation support, falsework and formwork, etc.
In accordance to British Standard Code of Practise 5975, all companies undertaking any form of Temporary Works, be it through a principal contractor or subcontractor must have robust policies and procedures in place. An accepted way of achieving this is through the adoption of the management process which introduces the Temporary Works Co-Ordinator as a key figure.
ITS runs a range of CITB Temporary Works accredited courses which are supported by a number of organisations: Temporary Works Forum, CECA, UKCG, HSE and FMB.
Working alongside industry experts ensures we are at all times abreast of best practice which in turn equips your employees with the necessary knowledge surrounding Temporary Works.
Designed to provide training for those involved in the temporary works process but are not undertaking the role of TW supervisor or co-ordinators
Designed for those onsite with the responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works
This course is designed for those undertaking the role of a Temporary Works Supervisor. Delegates will include:
- Site engineers, managers of foremen (employed by the principal contractor or other works contractors) responsible for TW
- Other supervisors (employed by works contractors) likely to be assisting a TWC
- Anyone appointed by a TWS
- Site safety advisors