M.C.S.T. Construction Safety Training Specialists

IOSH Utilities Temporary Works Co-ordinator - (Management and Supervision of Temporary Work)

IOSH Utilities Temporary Works Co-ordinator-Management and Supervision of Temporary Works

Duration: 1 Day

Target audience

Those who are involved in the planning management and supervision of utilities temporary works on construction sites

The course will enable the delegate to carry out the role of Utilities Temporary Works Co-ordinator or Utilities Temporary Works Supervisor.


To provide delegates with an understanding of the safety risks associated with temporary works and the company’s procedures for ensuring that temporary works are designed, constructed, maintained and dismantled safely. To understand the classification process of temporary works.


 By the end of the training, delegates will have a good working knowledge of:-

  • The scope of temporary works in the utilities industry and their associated risks.
  • Relevant safety standards – legislation, guidance BS5975 and company procedures.
  • The role of the temporary works co-ordinator in implementing the above safety standards.
  • The role of the temporary works supervisor.
  • The risk based approach to the classification of temporary works.
  • How to write a design brief
  • Know when design checks are required.

Content to be covered

  • Definitions
  • Examples of Utilities Temporary Works.
  • Legislation
  • Origin of Temporary Works
  • Case History
  • Identifying Temporary Works at tender stage
  • Appointments
  • Classifications
  • Duties of the Utilities Temporary Works Co-ordinator
  • Duties of others involved in temporary works
  • Role of the Utilities Temporary Works Supervisor
  • Ground conditions and site investigation
  • Scaffolding
  • Crane Outriggers
  • Summary
  • Exam


 A written assessment will take place at the end of the course:

Delegates must complete the written assessment and must achieve a minimum of 60%




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