Temporary Works Awareness

Temporary Works Awareness

Safety Training

Temporary Works Awareness

Course Date(s) 28th June 2018

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This awareness course clarifies what temporary works are, identifies common issues resulting from badly managed temporary works and reviews internationally recognised standards for managing temporary works.

The target audience is directors, contract managers, site foremen, estimators, planners, commercial managers & project leads, PSCS & PSDP

Course Content:

Course Objectives:

  • Raise awareness and impart knowledge of what constitutes temporary works, their function and to understand their safety critical importance.
  • Familiarise delegates with industry recognised general procedures for managing temporary works and the tools available to help with the process
  • Review the procedures outlined in BS 5975:2008 which are recognised as industry best practise and have been adopted internationally within the construction industry.
  • To identify the references to temporary works in ROI Health & Safety Legislation and HSA guidance and the relationship between temporary works designers and the PSDS/PSCS.
  • To be able to identify common temporary works issues and the temporary works management process.
  • Raise awareness of the roles and responsibilities involved in the temporary works process.
  • Raise standards and improve knowledge which could be applied across the industry, thus avoiding unnecessary supplementary training.
  • To allow delegates to appreciate the statutory requirements and the health & safety roles and responsibilities relating to temporary works.
  • To allow delegates to demonstrate they have received formal training on general temporary works awareness.

Aims & Objectives

  • What is deemed temporary works
  • How temporary works are used
  • The role of safety in temporary works
  • Common issues associated with temporary works
  • The management processes
  • Understand what constitutes temporary works
  • Know how temporary works are used
  • Understand the importance of safety and how to overcome common issues
  • Common issues associated with temporary works
  • Understand the need for management processes

This course assumes limited previous knowledge of temporary works. It’s aim is to provide delegates with a clear understanding of what temporary works are and to gain an understanding and knowledge of industry recognised systems which can be used to control and reduce the risks arising from temporary works.

Attendance does not confer competency as a Temporary Works Coordinator or Supervisor.

Course Duration

1 day

Number of Delegates

max 20 delegates


Delegates will get a Shorcontrol Safety certificate in Temporary Works awareness upon successful completion

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