TWCTC (Coordinators) – Remote option available

In house training only - please call for cost – 2 day course

This two day course is the prescribed Cskills TWCTC course concerned with the process of co-ordination of temporary works, expressed through the role of the Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC), as outlined in the UK Code of Practice BS 5975. It is not a temporary works awareness course.

The final course assessment is a multiple choice examination, with successful delegates being awarded an accredited certificate by Cskills Awards Site Safety Plus.

BS 5975 requires that every organisation involved with temporary works has a Designated Individual (DI) whose responsibility, if principle contractor, is to appoint competent Temporary Works Co-ordinators. This Cskills course does NOT confer competency as in addition to understanding the process of co-ordinating temporary works (from this course), the TWC has to be competent in the organisation’s procedures, and be up-to-date with the technical awareness of current temporary works. This course is therefore complimentary to the modular CTS Temporary Works Coordination One Day courses.

The course will be presented by either Anita Ballard or Ray Filip, both well known for their comprehensive and extensive temporary works knowledge, and training abilities, being fully PTLLS trained and certified. Both tutors have relevant first-hand experience of designing, constructing and managing temporary works over many years. In addition both tutors have been presenting in-house temporary works courses to most major UK contractors, many consulting engineers and clients for over 15 years.

Relevant handouts based on BS 5975 with commentaries will be issued, and with tutorials, are aimed to reduce note taking. The course is well illustrated and presented.

Cskills state that the course is constructed around BS 5975 and delegates should bring a copy with them in order not to be significantly disadvantaged.

Suitable for:

Whereas it is accepted by Cskills that large contractors will provide there own two day TWCTC course based on their own in-house temporary works procedures, this course is designed to suit the builders and specialised contractors, utilities, as well as the small and medium sized civil engineering contractors, in other words for all who wish to be considered for appointment as Temporary Works Co-ordinator. It is also eminently suitable for experienced and competent TWC’s wishing to become more formally recognised as TWC’s. Continuous Profession Development as on-going training is considered by Cskills as an essential element of competence.


Delegates will be introduced to the following:

  • Understanding the need for, duties and site role of a TWC
  • Understand the role of others involved in the process
  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of the procedural requirements given in section Two of BS 5975
  • Appreciate the importance of communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency
  • Appreciate the risk associated with different types of temporary works
  • Understand some of the technical issues and “what to look out for” with common elements of temporary works


Refer to the Cskills Award web site for the detailed course mandatory content. A short resume of the CTS modular approach following the Cskills approved alternative delivery is:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Course and History – documents, Bragg report and recommendations etc.
  3. Statutory Requirements – relevant regulations, CDM, HASW, PUWER, WAH etc
  4. Risk Management & Tutorial – Avoiding failures, people, process & product
  5. People Involved and competencies – review of appointments, PC, DI, TWC, TWD, TWDC, TWS, PWD
  6. TWC Activities – The roles of the TWC from BS 5975. Coordinating temporary works interfaces
  7. Records – The register
  8. Design Brief & tutorial – Introduction, columns, parties, involvement
  9. Loads – actions and loads, how generated, notional and real.
  10. Design – resume of design philosophy, partial factors, strength checks etc.
  11. Checks – the importance of checking, designs, sites, audits etc.
  12. Permits – review of documents, authorisations etc.
  13. Monitoring and maintaining temporary works
  14. Key Aspects – Technical sessions and what to look out for on site – tailored to suit the needs of participants.
  15. Review – final course analysis. Sources of further information and advice
  16. Examination – open book 30 minute multiple choice exam.


The end of course assessment is compulsory and consists of 25 multiple choice questions selected by Cskills Awards. Candidates are given 30 minutes only and the pass mark is 18 correct answers out of 25 questions.

The is an open book examination – CITB exam fee of £37.50 pplies.

CTS Ltd reserve the right to offer a re-sit of the examination should a candidate achieve only 16 or 17 correct answers. A charge will be made for examination re-sits.

Administration and issue of certificates is the responsibility of Cskills Awards Site Safety Plus. Certificates will be forwarded to successful delegates companies.


Day ONE Detail: Temporary Works Co-ordinator (site safety plus)
Session 1
  • Course Administration
  • Introduction, course aims and objectives
  • The course, scope and varied type of temporary works
  • History and background of temporary works
  • Guidance and standards in temporary works
Session 2
  • Statutory Requirements, HASW, CDM, WAH, LOLER, etc
  • Risk Management – The 3p’s – people, process plant
  • Tutorial on risk – in groups
Session 3
  • The people involved – DI, TWC, TWD, PWD, CDM-c, TWDC, TWS
  • The TWC role and responsibilities
Session 4
  • Records – The TW register
  • Tutorial on preparing a register – in groups
  • Design Briefs – parties, information
  • Review on day
Session 5
  • Tutorial on preparation of a design brief – in groups
  • Loads – understanding types, sources
Session 6
  • Design – the four checks – strength, lateral, overall and positional
  • Checks – design check Categories, risk levels, Inspections
  • Avoiding failures – case studies of collapses
Session 7
  • Permits – Load, bring into use, strike, handovers etc
  • Backpropping considerations
  • Key Aspects of relevant temporary works
  • Review of any TWC considerations arising
Session 8
  • The TWCTC test paper
  • Course Review
  • Course closure

Available course dates

  • Birmingham