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What is the Temporary Works Supervisor Course by CITB

This in-person/classroom based CITB Temporary Works Supervisor course is part of the CITB Site Safety Plus suite of training courses. It is designed to provide participants with a thorough and detailed knowledge of what the role of a temporary works supervisor involves.

This course will give you some important in depth knowledge of the role of a Temporary Works Supervisor, as well as an understanding of temporary works and the risk management involved. This training course is supported by FMB, HSE, UKCG, CECA and the Temporary Work Forum.

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CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Course Content

This Site Safety Plus CITB Temporary Works Supervisor training course is designed to teach the following:

  • Understanding risk management when applied to temporary works.
  • The role of the temporary works supervisor in co-operation, co-ordination, communications and competency while managing temporary works.
  • The legal duties, roles and responsibilities of the temporary works supervisor.
  • The role of any other temporary work processes.
  • Any understanding of the relevant aspects of the temporary work supervisor if BS5975:2008+A1:2011.
  • The importance of the 4 Cs: competency, co-operation, co-ordination and communication.
  • A guide to risk management in relation to both safety and business.

Exam & Assessment

The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 25 multiple choice questions selected by CITB. The exam forms the basis of assessment as to whether or not a delegate has successfully achieved a satisfactory level of understanding to be awarded the Temporary Works Supervisor certificate. The exam is open book and lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.

Important Information

  • Photographic I.D. is required for all delegates
  • Written parental consent is required for all delegates under 18 years of age

Failure to provide this on the first day of the course is likely to result in the delegate not being allowed to attend or complete the Temporary Works Supervisor training course.

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CITB Temporary Works Supervisor Online Course (Instructor-Led)

The CITB Temporary Works Supervisor course is available in online learning format and is led by a live instructor using video technology. The online learning measure is designed to maintain a level of training in the industry for existing temporary works supervisors, ensuring a continued understanding of legislative changes and their impact on the workplace. The scheme rules have been implemented by the CITB as a result of extraordinary circumstances impacting the regular provision of classroom training to the construction industry.

Virtual Learning Using Video Technology

It is permitted to deliver the CITB Temporary Works Supervisor course online/remotely via video technology solution. The training follows the same curriculum as the classroom/in-person version of the Temporary Works Supervisor course and delivers the same standard of training meeting all scheme rules.

What’s different about the Temporary Works Supervisor online course?

  1. Minimum delegate numbers for the course will be reduced to two.
  2. To manage remote online training effectively, the maximum number of delegates allowed will be reduced to ten.
  3. An alternative exam method will be in place for any courses that are run remotely.
  4. Due to the nature of the examination questions and the open book element, it is compulsory to use an online examination tool. Classmarker or Microsoft Forms are the recommended solutions for online assessment. Classmarker and Microsoft Forms are approved for use by CITB, any other online examination solution must be referred to CITB for approval prior to use, or examinations will be invalid.
  5. Your identification will be checked prior to the examination commencing.
  6. During the examination, the trainer will invigilate a maximum of 5 delegates.
  7. You must show the invigilator that they are alone in the room and must be visible via the video at all times.
  8. You must not use any reference material until the last 10 minutes of the exam, which is the open book session.

What remains the same?

  1. The course duration is 1-day.
  2. Photographic I.D. is required for all delegates
  3. Written parental consent is required for all delegates under 18 years of age
  4. Failure to provide this on the first day of the course is likely to result in the delegate not being allowed to attend or complete the training.
  5. To obtain CITB certification for the course delegates must pass the relevant examination.
  6. The examination paper is compulsory and it forms the basis of assessment as to whether or not you successfully achieve a satisfactory level of understanding to be awarded the CITB Temporary Works Supervisor certificate.

Some providers may not include workbooks within the advertised course fees. Please speak with an Envico representative prior to booking to confirm this by calling 0808 1966 830