CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course - TWSTC

CITB Temporary Works Supervisor (TWSTC) Course


This one-day course is designed to help those on site who have responsibility for supervising temporary works and is accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Temporary works need careful supervision and the TWSTC course will focus on the importance of good safety practices, legislation, and risk management for projects of all sizes.  Candidates need to have experience of being responsible for managing all forms of temporary works, and have detailed knowledge and understanding of BS5975 in respect of this role.

This Temporary Works Supervisor Course will also emphasise the importance of the 4C’s - communication, co-ordination, co-operation and competency.

Please note, attendance does not confirm competency as a Temporary Works Supervisor; this comes from a mixture of education, training and experience. However, training is considered an essential element of TWS competence.

Site Safety Plus ask that delegates refer to the current British Standards BS5975 for Temporary Works (Code of Practice) prior to their training.

*  PLEASE NOTE - It will take approximately 2-3 weeks for the CITB to issue an E-Cert  *


At the end of the TWSTC course successful candidates will understand:  

  • The legal duties of a Temporary Works Supervisor
  • Risk management on site
  • The 4Cs - communication, cooperation, coordination and competency
  • The importance of teamwork on a temporary works site
  • BS5975 in respect of this role


The Temporary Works Supervisor training course will cover the following topics:

  • The role of the Temporary Works Supervisor
  • Types of temporary works
  • Legislation and codes of practice
  • Risk assessment and safety at work
  • BS5975
  • Policies and procedures
  • Case studies


Delegates are required to attend the full day’s training, during which time, they are assessed on the knowledge and understanding of each subject area and are required to sit a multiple-choice test paper consisting of 22 questions, 3 of which are free text questions. The exam pass mark is 78% (21 out of 27).

On successfully passing the end of course assessment, delegates will be awarded a CITB certification, which is valid for five years.

Who Should Attend?

The TWSTC course is ideal for managers, supervisors and agents. and those who want to progress on from the role of a Temporary Works Co-ordinator.

Suggested Progression

Delegates may choose to progress and enrol onto the Temporary Works Co-ordinator course.


CITB - Construction Industry Training Board (Site Safety Plus)


A good understanding of spoken and written English will be necessary in order to attend and complete the course successfully.

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