Temporary Works Course: Which Course Should I Attend?

There are two types of temporary works course available.

Temporary Works Course

Do you know which one is right for you? 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 Supervisor and Coordinator?

A 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 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 will each course 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 BS5975:2008 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.

Who should attend?

It may seem obvious by the temporary works course title who should attend each course; but do you know if the course you are attending is actually covering the information you need to know?

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/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.

The Temporary Works Supervisor course is suitable for Foreman, Engineers and Managers who have been given responsibility for temporary works. Anyone who is 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. To book onto a course in Wigan, Leeds, Liverpool, Hull, Manchester, Sheffield and more click, on the relevant course below.

Book online: Temporary Works Coordinator

Book online: Temporary Works Supervisor

What is a Temporary Works Supervisor?

Take a look at the day to day role and the responsibilities of a Temporary Works Supervisor here.

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