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Temporary Works Coordinator Refresher (CITB)


We should not confuse temporary with quick and easy - far from the case; there is a lot to consider in implementing temporary works, from in-depth preparation in health and safety to design briefs, hiring subcontractors, legal wranglings and more.

This Temporary Works Co-ordinator Refresher course looks at health and safety, coordination, implementation and management of temporary works operations. Training provides delegates with a sound and broad knowledge base enabling them to manage the necessary elements. The course has the support of several organisations, including the Temporary Works Forum, CECA, Build UK (previously UKCG), HSE and FMB.

Course Outline

This course consists of classroom-based exercises and tutorials featuring best practice sharing, group work, video, and case studies. In addition, delegates will cover legislative and practical knowledge and implementation of temporary works coordination.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. Learn with Citrus, and delegates benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.
Our occupationally and technically-experienced educators will coach and assess delegates throughout this one-day refresher, finishing the day with a multiple choice and written question exam. To qualify for the certificate, they must pass the examinations and the mandatory exercises with a minimum 78% pass grade, for which they will receive a five-year certification.

Course Programme

This training is essential for coordinators to learn the vast and varied elements of temporary works measures and controls. Delegates will review legal requirements, learn safety measures, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures.

The course will take delegates through:

  • Various forms of Temporary Works - what, when and why 
  • BS5975:2019 code of practice for temporary works procedures
  • Regulations and Codes of Practice for all temporary works operations
  • Design checks and standard solutions 
  • Understanding the need for temporary works policy and procedure 
  • 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  
  • Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of designers and other parties identified in CDM Regulations 2015 
  • Understanding the contents of a design brief, the various levels of design and design checking 
  • Preparing a temporary works register, including the monitoring of temporary works design 
  • Recognising the different levels of risks associated with varying temporary works schemes 
  • Producing a risk assessment/method statement for relatively straightforward temporary works 
  • The role of the Principal Contractor relating to the hiring of Temporary Works Coordinators (TWCs) and Temporary Works Supervisors (TWSs)  
On Completion

On completing this Temporary Works Coordinator course, delegates will: 

  • Understand the importance of communication, coordination, co-operation and competency. The ‘4Cs’ 
  • Be able to implement risk management: safety and business-related

This will allow the Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC) to:

  • Understand the need for and duties of a TWC 
  • Understand the role of others 
  • Have detailed knowledge and understanding of BS5975:2019 relating to this role
Who Should Attend?

This CITB TWC Refresher course is for managers, supervisors, agents and personnel on-site with responsibility for managing and coordinating all forms of temporary works, who already hold the Temporary Works Co-ordinator qualification, and who need to refresh their learning. 

Course Duration

This one-day course refreshes delegates training on temporary works coordination, legislation, and regulations.

Why Citrus?

Citrus Training is one of the UK's largest and most trusted training providers of CITB accredited courses. Our name is synonymous with quality and the customer experience as we work tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

With close to 20-years of practical experience in delivering Site Safety Plus courses, Citrus Training has over 50,000 successfully trained workers in the market to date. We train delegates in our industry-leading facilities nationwide, helping to bring together the optimum mix of solutions, ensuring you apply the hierarchy of risk control most effectively.  Our in-house and employed Site Safety Plus trainers deliver premium training standards, consistency, and quality, resulting in unrivalled training practices and processes. And with some courses available virtually, we can keep industry standards high, no matter where they train from.

Clients can take advantage of our fully-managed delivery, offering regional engagement, skills and competency management, CITB levy and grants, skills cards and test management services, ensuring all bases are covered. The result is market-leading training practices and services, serving businesses and customers across the country.

Things You Need to Know

Delegates can only take the Temporary Work Coordinator Refresher if they have completed the course in the last five years. 

Delegates must also have 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 working knowledge of all associated legislation, specifically the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 in terms of its intention 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.

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To further support learners, CITB has created a Temporary works awareness eLearning which provides a foundation of the points that will be expanded on in this course. It explores how health and safety legislation plays a pivotal role in temporary works, and how documents which are common to more generic construction activities are a useful aid for planning and the ongoing management and monitoring of temporary works.

Learners may also find it helpful to complete the Temporary works awareness eLearning provided by CITB, which is free to access on the CITB website.

For TWC training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom available has power supply and is suitable, safe and risk assessed for the number of delegates attending.

In addition, delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course so that we can make adjustments where possible.

Popular FAQ's

Yes, you need to complete the Health and Safety Awareness one day course to get your green card; however, you also need an HS&E Touch Screen Test, arranged through CITB.

Unfortunately, there is no grace period for the SSP certificates. Therefore, delegates may need a refresher course before the current certificate expires. 

No, you will need a laptop or computer with a microphone and webcam to access the course.

No. After completing both parts, HS Awareness and HSE TST, you will need to apply for the green card quoting your certificate number.

Five years.

Yes, you can, as long as you pay into the CITB levy. As an ATO, we will do this automatically for you if we have your CITB number.

Your certificate will take approximately four weeks to arrive. Certificates are issued digitally from CITB via your email address. 

Yes, with a parental / guardian form signed so the delegate can sit the course. This form MUST be completed and sent to us BEFORE the course's start date.

You must have a good understanding of the English language (spoken and written).

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