CITB Temporary Works Supervisor


The course gives emphasis throughout to the importance of communication, co-ordination, cooperation and competency (the '4Cs'), risk management, safety and business relations. It allows the supervisor to understand the need for, and duties of a temporary works supervisor, understand the role of others and have a detailed knowledge of BS5975. 

This course complements the Temporary works coordinator training course (TWCTC) and is designed to provide training for those undertaking the role of temporary works supervisor (TWS), as defined in BS 5975:2019.

The rationale for the TWSTC is to set and raise standards across the industry, and to enable a transferable knowledge base between employers to avoid unnecessary supplementary training.

Course Content

To ensure that all those given temporary works supervisory responsibilities understand the:

  • Need for and duties of a TWS
  • Roles of others
  • Use of BS5975:2019 in relation to the role
  • Importance of the 4Cs: communication, coordination, co-operation and competence
  • Need for risk management.


Examination Method

Assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Delegates will also be expected to interact and participate during the course.



Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the role of a temporary works supervisor.

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Course Cost
£290 + VAT per delegate
Course Duration

1 day