Temporary Works Awareness Session

Health & Safety

Course Duration: One day

Course Overview

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 5975:20008 A1:2011.  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 back propping of multi-storey buildings.


  • Brief update on the procedures and management of temporary works to BS 5975:2013, 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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