Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with a good understanding of the need for and duties of a TWS, the need for risk management and the importance of the ‘4Cs’: communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency.






1 day

Valid for

5 Years


Supported by CITB grant

About this course

The Temporary Works Co-Ordinator Training Course (TWCTC) and the Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC) are designed to give those undertaking Temporary Works an understanding of their responsibilities as Co-ordinator or Supervisor, and a working knowledge of the importance of the 4Cs; communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency.

The CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Training Course (TWSTC) covers the following:

  • What are temporary works?
  • Why temporary works is important
  • Historical cause for concern
  • Statutory aspects to temporary works including inspections, stability and design
  • Avoiding failure – the ‘3Ps’; people, process and product
  • The role of the TWS
  • The roles of others
  • The ‘4Cs’; communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency
  • Risk management
  • Implementing and documenting health and safety systems

Who this course is for

This course is designed to assist those on site who have supervisory responsibilities in managing temporary works. It is intended to raise and set standards across the industry by ensuring Temporary Works Supervisors(TWSs) have a thorough knowledge of their role and responsibilities.


This course is delivered through classroom-based tutorials, including a number of exercises and group discussions.


CITB Accreditation valid for 5 years.


A multiple choice assessment forms the examination process at the end of the course.

Additional Information

This course is constructed around the publication material BS5975. This course is not a temporary works awareness course. It is only concerned with the process of and competency of temporary works, and therefore attendance does not confer competency as a Temporary Works Co-ordinator.

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Entry Requirements

It is important that all delegates have a good understanding of spoken and written English.