CITB Accredited Temporary Works General Awareness Training Course

The Temporary Works General Awareness Training Course will be hosted at:

Studio 44
Battlefield Enterprise Park
Stafford Drive

Or Can be joined by Zoom.

This course is designed to provide training for those working in temporary works but who are not undertaking the roles of either temporary works coordinator (TWC) or temporary works supervisor (TWS), as defined in BS 5975:2019.

The rationale for the Temporary works general awareness training course (TWGATC) is to:

  • Raise awareness and impart knowledge of what temporary works are, how they are used, their safety-critical importance, common temporary works issues, and the temporary works management process.
  • Raise awareness of roles and responsibilities in the temporary works process.
  • Set a common standard for the awareness of temporary works across the industry that can be accepted with confidence
  • Allow a transferable knowledge base between employers, to avoid unnecessary supplementary training.


This course, including its group work and exercises, is constructed around raising awareness of temporary works and BS 5975:2019. Delegates are not required to bring a copy of BS 5975:2019 with them to the course.

Learners should be able to achieve all the learning outcomes below

  1. Identify the different types of temporary works
  1. The history of temporary works
  2. The consequences of failure
  1. Stakeholders’ and duty holders’ responsibilities and accountabilities
  1. Management and control of design
  1. Key activities required during the active life of the temporary works

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. There are no formal entry requirements. The course assumes limited or no detailed previous knowledge of temporary works.

This qualification is delivered in a face-to-face setting over a one-day period or can be done remotely via Zoom.