Temporary Works Technical Awareness (TWTAC) Module One – Procedures and above ground temporary works

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

Suitable for

The modules are aimed to give all members of the construction process an awareness of the latest advances in the subjects, together with a refreshing update on the basic principles. It is of benefit to those experienced trades-based supervisors, foremen, appointed and trainee temporary works co-ordinators, appointed and trainee temporary works supervisors, graduates, planners, lecturers, site engineers, health and safety advisors and others related to the procurement, design, checking, inspection and approval of temporary works.

Content – Module ONE

This one day course, module one, is intended to give guidance on the latest requirements for Temporary Works and the procedural control of ALL temporary works to the latest BS 5975 It will also update delegates on today’s use of temporary works in building and civil engineering, and in particular give a basic understanding of stability. Subjects will include understanding of “scaffolders safe zones” to SG4:10, scaffold designations, loads on tubes and fittings, use of compliance sheets in TG20:13. The loads on scaffolds, and simple falsework will be included, with fast track ideas for striking of slabs using crack width as the criteria, and the latest considerations involved in backpropping of multi-storey buildings.


Delegates on Module 1 will be introduced to the following:

  • brief update on the procedures and management of temporary works to BS 5975 – the register, duties of coordinators, designers, the roles of the TWC and the TWS (supervisors), CDM regulations and guidance
  • scaffolding to latest safe practice, TG20:13 – safe load capacities
  • loads – scaffolding, falsework, loading towers, wind loads, concrete pressure on formwork
  • hoarding design
  • temporary works above ground, falsework to latest BS 5975 and BS EN 12812:
  • stability – design considerations
  • striking flat slabs and backpropping multi-storey buildings
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