Temporary Works Supervisor - Safety Training Scheme (CITB) - Live Virtual Classroom (1 day)

  • Who Attends

    The Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC) is designed to assist Managers, Supervisors, Agents and Personnel on site who have responsibility for supervising all forms of temporary works.

    Pre-Requisites:  The minimum requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English. It is also recommended that delegates attending the course have background knowledge of temporary works.

    The course has the support of a number of organisations: Temporary Works Forum, CECA, Build UK (previously UKCG), HSE and FMB.

  • The Aim

    This course is aimed at the process of supervising temporary works, commonly expressed through the role of the Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS). This course is not a temporary works awareness course. It also focuses heavily on the BS5975:2019 standards.

    •    Understand the need for temporary works policy and procedure
    •    Understand the background to temporary works Codes of Practice and relevant regulations including HASAWA, LOLER, PUWER, Work at Height & Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
    •    Be aware of the roles and responsibilities of the TWS and other parties identified in CDM Regulations 2015
    •    Understand the importance of approved drawings, specifications, risk assessments and method statements
    •    Recognise the different levels of risks associated with varying temporary works schemes
    •    Understand the delegation process from the TWC. Inspections/Checks, hold points, load capacities & permissions
    •    Understand the duties of various parties involved with temporary works including subcontractors
    •    Understand the role of the Principal Contractor in relation to the selection and appointment of Temporary Works Supervisors (TWS’s).

  • Course Content

    •    Various forms of Temporary Works
    •    Temporary Works case studies, policy & procedures
    •    BS5975:2019
    •    CDM Regulations
    •    Regulations and Codes of Practice
    •    Temporary Works Register, Design & Supervision
    •    Approved Drawings & standard solutions
    •    Temporary Works Supervisors, role and duties

  • Knowledge

    By the end of the Temporary Works Supervisors (TWSTC) course, delegates will be aware of and be able to:

    •    Understand the importance of communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency. The ‘4Cs’.
    •    Risk management: safety and also business related.

    Allowing the Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) to:

    •    Understand the need for and duties of a TWS
    •    Understand the role of others
    •    Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of BS5975:2019 in respect of this role.

  • Methods

    This is a live virtual classroom one-day course. Delegates are required to complete the full course to be eligible for certification.

    •    This course is delivery by our team of qualified tutors, in a live virtual classroom powered by Zoom. The course is carried out as close to a normal classroom course as technology will allow but all CITB content is covered.
    •    Delegates are required to show original photographic identification prior to the commencement of the course, the delegate must be notified of this requirement prior to attendance.
    •    Delegates must attend the days in order and, where not on consecutive days, must complete the course within five weeks.
    •    Failure to complete the full course will result in them failing and, as a result, they will not receive a certificate.
    •    If a delegate is indisposed, in extenuating circumstances (such as bereavement or certified illness), the delegate may enrol on a new course, advice should be sought from CITB before proceeding.

  • Additional Info

    Additional Information

    •    Delegates will require a certain level of IT hardware. We recommend a laptop (it has to have a camera), or a large format tablet. The use of a smart phone in our view, will not be suitable due to the content of the course. In addition, a high speed and reliable internet connection will be needed. The users will have to download the Zoom software. A full list of the technical specification can be found here.
    •    All courses will be delivered in English in accordance with scheme rules.
    •    Delegates must, therefore, be competent in English at the level required to do their job before their course commences.
    •    Interpreters and translators are not permitted for any part of the course qualification or examination.


    •    The exam is subject to invigilation via webcam, and is conducted live at the end of the course via CITB’s approved system, Microsoft forms.
    •    The paper consists of 20 multiple choice questions and five short written questions. There are five safety critical questions in each exam paper. The delegate must answer all five of these questions correctly in addition to achieving the minimum pass marks to be successful.
    •    The examination pass mark is 80% (28 out of 35).
    •    We suggest you share this information with the delegates prior to attending the course.

    Examination Re-sits

    •    There is an option for an examination to be re-taken if the delegate fails on the first attempt.
    •    Where a delegate has achieved between 71%–77% (25, 26 or 27 out of 35) in the exam or has achieved the 80% pass rate but failed the safety critical questions, the delegate may re-sit the exam. This can either be on the same day or by resitting the exam by attending the final day of another course within a 90-day period (the delegate is not obliged to re-do the course).
    •    If a delegate fails the re-sit, they will need to take the full TWSTC course again.
    •    When a delegate scores less than 69% (24 correct answers out of 35) in the final exam, the delegate must attend the full course again before they can re-sit the exam.

  • Miscellaneous Info
    Start time: 08:00
    End time: 17:00
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