TWSTC (Supervisors) – Remote option available

In house training only - please call for cost – 1 day course

This one day course is the prescribed Cskills TWSTC course concerned with the process of supervising temporary works, expressed through the role of the Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS), 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, is to appoint competent Temporary Works Supervisors, where necessary, to help the Temporary Works Coordinator. This Cskills course does NOT confer competency as in addition to understanding the process of supervising temporary works activities (from this course), the TWS has to be competent in the organisation’s procedures, and be up-to-date with the technical awareness of the temporary works they are required to supervise.

The course will be presented by Ray Filip, both well known for his comprehensive and extensive temporary works knowledge, and training abilities, being fully PTLLS trained and certified. Ray has relevant first-hand experience of designing, constructing and managing temporary works over many years. In addition he has have been presenting in-house temporary works courses to most major UK contractors, many consulting engineers and clients for over 20 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 stare that the course is constructed around BS 5975:200*+A1:2011 and delegates should bring a copy with them in order not to be significantly disadvantaged.

The tutor can tailor the course to suit specialisations within the construction industry.

Suitable for:

Whereas it is accepted by Cskills that many large contractors will provide their own TWSTC course based on their own in-house temporary works procedures and supervisory requirements, 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 Supervisors. It is also eminently suitable for experienced and competent foremen wishing to become more formally recognised as TWS’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 TWS. The limitations of the role of TWS.
  • Understand the importance of managing risks, working safely and inspecting temporary works
  • Understand the role of others involved in the process (in particular the TWC).
  • Have an understanding of the procedural requirements given in section Two of BS 5975.
  • 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.
  • Importance of communication, coordination, cooperation and competency


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, history – documents, Bragg report and recommendations etc
  2. Statutory Requirements – relevant regulations, CDM, HASW, PUWER, WAH etc
  3. Risk Management and people Involved and competencies – understanding role of TWC and TWS
  4. TWS Activities – The roles of the TWS from BS 5975. Supervising temporary works activities
  5. Documents involved in the temporary works
  6. Supervising work on site and tutorials on inspecting temporary works
  7. Monitoring and maintaining temporary works
  8. Key Aspects – Technical sessions and what to look out for on site – tailored to suit the needs of participants.
  9. Review – final course analysis. Sources of further information and advice
  10. 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 applies.

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.


Course content can be tailored to suit client specialisations (where possible).

Available course dates

  • Birmingham