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Which Temporary Works Course Should I Attend?

Temporary Works CourseThere are two types of Temporary Works courses available. This article will shed some light on both of them.

A Temporary Works course is vital for anyone who is employed to manage or hold a supervisory role on any form of temporary works site.

Take a look below at the difference between the Temporary Works Coordinator course and the Temporary Works Supervisor course.

What is the difference between a Temporary Works Supervisor and Coordinator?

A Temporary Works Coordinator’s role is to manage all types of temporary works. So, they will delegate and organise tasks to align with the temporary works schedule.

They will be responsible for making sure the temporary works are designed properly and checked that they are safe. The job role also involves you regularly liaising with the Temporary Works designer.

A Temporary Works Supervisor’s role is to assist in the day-to-day running of a temporary works site. The Supervisor will be out to spot possible risks and hazards on site. They will have a good understanding of the need for good safety risk management and the importance of the 4C’s.

  • Competency
  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Coordination

What does the Temporary Works Coordinator cover?

Temporary Works CoordinatorThe Temporary Works Coordinator course was created to help secure procedural control on temp works projects.

The course covers a range of topics. Topics include; the need for temporary works, the legal elements to consider and procedures and the implements of the process.

Eight sessions make up the Temporary Works Coordinator course. Each contains different elements of the course. Session one, first of all, covers an introduction to temporary works and what can go wrong.

Then session two looks at the “Three Ps” (people, process, product).  Session three looks at the four Cs and the legal elements of temp works.

Session four covers the need for temp works and the background to BS 5975:2019 and A1:2011. Then session five looks at the design, erection and inspection of temp works and session six will go over the responsibilities of those involved on-site.

Finally, sessions eight and nine will be the examination and a final summary at the end of the course.

What does the Temporary Works Supervisor cover?

The Temporary Works Supervisor course covers content that will educate the delegate on risk management on a temporary works site. The course covers the legal duties of a Supervisor as well as the importance of good teamwork on-site.

The content goes over the types of temporary works, CDM Regulations and BS5975:2019. The delegate will also learn about risk assessments, method statements and safe systems of work.

All of this information is vital in understanding the health and safety duties of a Temporary Works Supervisor.

Who should attend the Coordinator course?

The Temporary Works Coordinator training course is aimed at anyone who will be holding the role of “coordinator”.  Usually, a coordinator is some form of Site or Project Manager.

They may also be a supervisor or a designer who is working for a client. In some instances, they may even be a contractor who needs further knowledge in the technical and safety ramifications of a temporary works site.

Who should attend the Supervisor course?

The Temporary Works Supervisor course is suitable for Foreman, Engineers and Managers who have been given responsibility for temporary works.

Anyone likely to assist the supervisor may also want to attend the course to further their knowledge. The delegate should already have existing knowledge of temporary works.

Temporary Works courses with 3B training are available in a range of venues across the country.

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