The 1 day Refresher course is an opportunity for learners who have previously attended the substantive 2 day TWCTC to revise and update their knowledge and understanding. The refresher course expects the same underpinning knowledge and understanding to be demonstrated by learners. All certificates must be renewed within or before the date of their expiry.
The TWC course is designed to suit employees of civil engineering and building contractors as well as specialist contractors such as utilities. It is aimed at graduates, site managers, site agents and site engineers wishing to become Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC). It is designed to give confidence to senior management that they are providing the training required for employees as part of their competency requirements in the role of TWC.
The course is based on BS5975:2019 and includes a mixture of presentations, tutorials, discussion periods and group exercises.
A detailed course workbook will be provided for each learner. The workbook contains typical temporary works documents and templates, key notes on BS 5975:2019, case studies, glossary of terms, a section on legislation and a summary of where other relevant guidance can be sourced.
It does not involve structural calculations.
This is not a Temporary Works awareness course.
Attendance of the TWCTC does not confer competence as a TWC or TWS.
The TWCTC course will cover the following topics:
- The need for and duties of a TWC
- The other key roles involved in temporary works
- The use of BS 5975:2019 in relation to the role
- Typical documents used in temporary works
- Other legislation and guidance that interact with temporary works
- The importance of the 4 Cs: communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competence
- The need for risk management
Current CITB Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWCTC) certificate MUST be in date to attend this training.
Learners are expected to have a working knowledge of the following legislation:
- Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
- The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992
- The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- The Work at Height Regulations 2005
A key issue for temporary works is health and safety, so learners need to be prepared to discuss how health and safety legislation is relevant to temporary works, as well as which Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) and guidance notes may assist or contribute to safe practices in temporary works.
Learners need to be prepared to discuss and explore all the core health and safety factors that are integrated into temporary works processes at all stages of a project, from initiation to closure. They will need to have a working knowledge of all associated legislation, specifically the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 in terms of its intentions and compliance. Learners must also have a thorough understanding of health and safety principles and understand the importance of risk management, design considerations, inspection and testing and recording and monitoring requirements.
Learners who have achieved a certificate approved against the Health and Safety in Construction Site Supervision standard (such as SSSTS or SSSTS -R) or the Health and Safety in Construction Site Management standard (such as SMSTS or SMSTS -R) will have gained the knowledge to meet these expectations. This is not a mandatory pre-requisite, but learners with these achievements will benefit from having this knowledge before attending the course.
Learners may find it helpful to complete the free Temporary works awareness eLearning provided by CITB. Please see link below to access course:
The method of assessment is an end-of-course examination as well as the delegates being expected to be interactive during the course.