Management of Safety in Temporary Works


1-day course

CPD Credit: 6 hours, C1

Course Overview

This course focuses on the key factors that ensure the safe design and implementation of temporary works systems. It covers the fundamental roles and responsibilities of all parties involved, together with clear and concise guidance on the practical implementation.



What are temporary works

Accidents involving temporary Works

Case studies on temporary works failures

Legal Responsibilities

Temporary works and the law

Overview of the Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013

Duty holders with responsibilities for temporary works including the PSDP and PSCS

Clarity of responsibility in relation to temporary works

Temporary Works Co-coordinator or Supervisor

Temporary works co-coordinator or supervisor as defined in BS5975

Temporary works management

Temporary works procedure

Coordination between the temporary works designer and the permanent works designer

Competency relating temporary works

Temporary works register

Temporary Works Design

Temporary works design brief

Competency relating temporary works

Design checking

Temporary works erection / dismantling method statement

Risk assessment

Temporary Works on Site

Temporary works method statement

Temporary works erection

Temporary works pre use checks

Temporary works loading

Temporary works disassembly

Temporary Works - Scaffolding

Types, components, layout


Factors for consideration

Temporary Works - Groundwork's

Excavation and trench support

Ground support

Factors for consideration 

Temporary Works - Formworks / Falsework

Types of formwork

Choice of materials



Temporary Works Other

Traffic Management


Protective Fans


Access Roads

Crane Pads 

Piling Mats

Temporary Piling

Temporary electrical installations

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain an understanding in the following key areas in relation to the role of Clients in construction projects:

Understanding what are temporary works

Understand the personnel and functions involved in temporary works

Appreciate the legal liabilities surrounding the duty holders

Have a clear understanding of temporary works and the responsibilities they may encounter

Be aware of key factors in Temporary Works Systems

Understand and be ready to implement their employers’ procedures

Who Should Attend?

This course would be a benefit to engineers, project managers, designers and supervisors working for clients, consultants and contractors who need a detailed awareness of the safety and technical implications of temporary works.

Trainer’s Profile

Adam Goff

Adam Goff is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and health & safety professional, with 16 years’ experience across process and industrial engineering, waste management and the construction industry.


"Good, relevant, interactive, informative"

"Very well delivered and very interesting. Gave a whole new insight to Temporary Works. Adam is a very good tutor."

"The course was excellent, very clear and very relevant"

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email