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CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course

CITB temporary works supervisor course is a one-day training that provides the knowledge needed for the role of temporary works supervisor.

You will develop a thorough understanding of the duties of a temporary works supervisor and the roles of others.

Why Take this CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course

As one of our top CITB training courses; this course should be your go to course, if you are undertaking the role of temporary works supervisor.

The knowledge you gain from this course will allow you to provide on-site support to the temporary works coordinator. Also, you will be able to implement the contractor’s procedure for the control of temporary works.

What does the CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course Involve

This course covers the following topics (for the full list of topics covered in this training, keep reading):

This course supports a range of organisations, including Temporary Works ForumCECAUKCGHSE and FMB.

This highlights the recognition the qualification has throughout the industry, its companies and employers.

HOW IS THE CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course DELIVERED?

This course can be delivered in the following ways:

Public Online
3B Training offer a variety of courses via Online Learning.

This course is hosted in an online virtual classroom using Zoom.

To access the course, delegates must join the course using the link provided. However, they will need a computer or laptop with a screen, camera, microphone and access to the internet to attend this course online. The final exam is completed online.

We have multiple dates for the remote learning course available to book online or over the phone.

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3B Training Public Classroom

This course is available as a classroom based course in our training venues across the UK. We have a range of bookable public course dates plotted throughout the year that individuals or companies can book onto.

The course is delivered in a traditional classroom format by a CITB approved tutor for 4 to 20 delegates. This classroom course is one of our more popular training courses. You can book one or multiple spaces of the course online via our website or over the phone.

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3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

We can also organise the Site Safety Plus Temporary Works Coordinator course to be delivered to you on an in-house basis. We can deliver in-house courses in either the classroom, remote learning or at a venue of your choosing.

CITB scheme rules require a minimum of 4 delegates and a maximum of 12 delegates. Bear this in mind when enquiring about in-house training.

We price our in-house courses on a case by case basis, taking into account the location of training, number of delegates and delivery method. If you would like us to quote, complete the in-house training enquiry form on this page, and one of the team will be in touch.

Benefits of this temporary works supervisor course:

  • CITB Site Safety Plus accredited
  • You achieve a highly recognised qualification
  • Provides the tools and knowledge you need to empower your workforce and fulfil your responsibilities

The Temporary Works Supervisor course provides you with a thorough understanding of your responsibilities and the role of others.

With this knowledge, you will be able to communicate effectively in the workplace and go about your role with confidence.

The content covered in this course includes:

Understanding the role of a Temporary Works Supervisor

The roles and duties of a Temporary Works Supervisor and the roles of others on site.

The code of best practice for temporary structures on building sites

The relevant aspects of BS 5975+A1:2011; how it is used with the role, legislation and relevant codes of practice.

The value of communication, coordination, co-operation and competency

Otherwise known as “the 4Cs”.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

However, delegates on this course are expected to have a working knowledge of the following before attending the course:

  • Health and safety legislation, in particular in relation to temporary works
  • Health and safety principles and understand the importance of risk management, design considerations, inspection and testing and recording and monitoring requirements.
  • CDM Regulations 2015
  • Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) and guidance notes that contribute to safe practices in temporary works

Learners need to be prepared to discuss and explore the above whilst on the course.

Learners who have achieved the CITB SSSTS or CITB SMSTS courses will have gained the knowledge and met the expectations stated above.

To further support delegates, CITB has created a Temporary works awareness eLearning which provides a foundation of the points that will be expanded on in this course.

It explores how health and safety legislation plays a pivotal role in temporary works, and how documents which are common to more generic construction activities are a useful aid for planning and the ongoing management and monitoring of temporary works.

It is strongly recommended that delegates with limited knowledge on Temporary works complete this eLearning prior to attending this course. This is free to access here: CITB Temporary Works General Awareness 

You will need photographic ID and national insurance number on the first day of the course. To issue a qualification, we need to ensure that the correct person is attending the course.

To attend the Online Learning course

You must have access to a computer or laptop that uses a microphone and webcam. To interact with the tutor and those attending, you must be easily seen and heard throughout.

The rules also require you to be seen by the invigilator whilst completing the exam.

The need for risk management

Risk management on a construction site, both business and safety-related.

Some self-study may be required outside of the course

To pass the course successfully, you will need to get 76% or above in the final exam. You are also encouraged to interact and get involved throughout the course by the trainer.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and John was excellent.
Edward Jones


  • How long is the Temporary Works Supervisor course?
    How long is the Temporary Works Supervisor course?

    This is a one-day course that equates to approximately 7.5 hours of learning.

    You will only have to spend one day away from work to finish the training.

  • Is this Temporary Works Supervisor course accredited?

    Yes, this course is CITB accredited, part of the Site Safety Plus suite of courses.

    Upon completion of the training, you will renew your certificate and receive a new copy within 6-8 weeks. Your certificate will expire after five years, and can be renewed by attending the course again.

  • Is this Temporary Works Supervisor course CITB Grant claimable?

    Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

    You can find the list of short courses and the grant amounts you can claim here: CITB Grant Value for Short Courses

  • When is a Temporary Works Supervisor appointed?

    A Temporary Works Supervisor is usually appointed when the site is larger than a conventional site or if the Coordinator is managing several sites at once.

Next Available Course Dates - CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course

Next Available Course Dates - CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course

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    3B Training
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    Point 65 Business Centre,
    Greenbank Way,
    BB1 3EA

  • Derby

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    DE24 8AJ

  • Doncaster

    Unit 1 Meadow View
    Durham Lane
    DN3 3DY

  • Leeds

    25 Bradford Road
    LS27 7HN

  • Leigh

    Unit 5
    English Street Business Park
    English Street
    WN7 3EH

  • Liverpool

    Partnership for Learning
    South Road
    L24 9PZ

  • London

    CIOB London Office
    9 Kingsway
    WC2B 6XF

  • Manchester

    The Forum
    Tameside Business Park
    Windmill Lane
    M34 3QS

  • Tamworth

    93C Lichfield Street
    B79 7QF

  • Wigan

    Stratus House
    Swan Lane
    Hindley Green
    WN2 4EY


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