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The Temporary Works General Awareness Training course is designed to provide training for those involved in the temporary works process but who are not undertaking the role of the Temporary Works Co-Ordinator or Supervisor. The course is designed for candidates who have limited or no previous knowledge of temporary works.
The course is supported by a number of organisations, these are: Temporary Works Forum, CECA, Build UK, HSE and FMB. The support of these organisations offers transferability of the course within the industry.
The Site Safety Plus suite of courses provides a range of courses for people seeking to develop their skills in the building, civil engineering and allied industries. Designed from operative to senior manager level, they provide the skills you need to progress through the construction industry, from the one day Health and Safety Awareness course to the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS). We also offer refresher courses so that workers are always kept up to date with the latest techniques and industry practice to be safe whilst on the job.
This course is designed to provide training for those in temporary works but who are not undertaking the roles of either Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC) or Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) as defined in BS 5975:2008 + A1:2011 (referred to hereafter as ‘BS5975’). Please be aware there is a recent updated BS 5975: 2019 standard in which the CITB are currently updating all courses to reflect the changes - see 'more details' tab for key principle changes.
The rationale for the Temporary Works General Awareness Training Course is to:
To give delegates a general awareness and appreciation of temporary works, to understand:
At the end of the course delegates will be able to:
There are no formal entry requirements; however, the course assumes limited or no detailed previous knowledge of temporary works.
The minimum number of delegates per course is 4. The maximum number of delegates per course is 20. These are stipulated by the awarding body and are not subject to appeal.
Assessment will be by multiple choice questions at the end of the course as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.
Attendance does not confer competency as a Temporary Works Co-ordinator or Supervisor but is for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 12 multiple choice questions selected by CITB.
The examination is an open book examination.
The examination lasts for 15 minutes and must be completed within this time.
The examination pass mark is 75%.
Where a delegate has achieved 58%-67% in the examination, the delegate may re-sit the multiple-choice examination on the same day or by attending another course (for the exam only): subsequent arrangements will be at the delegate’s own expense.
The training provider must make arrangements with the delegate and ensure that the same examination paper is not used twice.
The delegate must re-sit the examination within 90 days of the last day previously attended
Should the delegate fail the re-sit, they will need to attend the full course again.
You will receive a CITB TWGATC Certificate valid for 5 years. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks for the CITB to issue certification.
CITB Site Safety Plus certificates awarded will be visible on the online card checker once the course paperwork has been processed.
If delegates are to perform the functions of Temporary Works Co-ordinator or Temporary Works Supervisor in the future, then they should attend the Temporary Works Co-ordinator or Temporary Works Supervisor training courses.
This course, including its group work and exercises, is constructed around raising awareness of temporary works and BS 5975.
Delegates are not required to bring a copy of BS 5975 with them to the course.
The BS 5975 standard is itself based on the 1974 interim and the 1975 Final reports of the Advisory Committee on Falsework (the Bragg report).
For in-house courses it is expected that the trainer will tailor the course around the organisation’s specialisations and temporary works procedures. There are many other publications that delegates may find useful as follow-up reading, although the specific documents which will be of most value to individual delegates will depend on their responsibilities and the nature of work in which they are involved.
The TWf have summarised the 2019 update as follows:
BS 5975: 2019 revises Sections 1 and 2 of the 2011 version. The principal changes are:
Details about the procedures which clients, permanent works designers and temporary works designers should adopt have been added.
The standard has been updated to take account of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, particularly in respect of the interface between the design of permanent works and the design of temporary works.
Terms and definitions have been updated.
The principal contractor’s temporary works coordinator (PC’s TWC) retains overall responsibility for the temporary works on the site, but where another contractor manages their own temporary works within that site, they have their own procedures and appoint their own TWC.
NOTE: It should be noted that the changes in this revision affect Sections 1 and 2 only, and that Section 3 remains unchanged (excepting Clause 16.3.5, Fatigue).