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Temporary Works Update ( Last updated 12th February 2014 )

re: Temporary Works Coordinator Training
There is some confusion being expressed in the industry over the status of training for Temporary Works Coordinators (TWC). The appointment of a TWC, first recommended in 1975, is one aspect of the procedural control of temporary works in BS 5975:2008+A1:2011.

With effect from 1st November 2013, the construction industry, with approval of the Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has launched,through CITB Construction Skills, a TWO DAY course for Temporary Works Coordinators. The course aims state "This course is NOT a temporary works awareness course, it is only concerned with the process of co-ordination of temporary works." The course concludes with an examination, and successful delegates are issued with a formal CSkills certificate. The course can only be run by accredited safety organisations, with all tutors individually accredited as Site Safety Plus (ssp) tutors and having a "Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector" (PTLLS) or equivalent award.

Although no transition period has been established, it would be reasonable to expect some flexibility while safety training providers, and other companies, become accredited and develop suitable courses, and, of course get the tutors both ssp and PTLLS accredited. View the TWCTC course specification.

The Designated Individual (DI) of the Principal Contractor, or Main Contractor, appoints the TWC and the DI has a duty to ensure that the TWC is competent, up to date and understands their own company's procedures, and has the skills necessary relative to the complexity and type of work envisaged. The CSkills certificated two day course aims clearly state "Attendance does not confer competency as a TWC."

If you have a query contact CSkills direct either email Holly Baker or CSkills.

re: Temporary Works Training
Experience of temporary works training over many years has shown that there are many other people in the construction industry requiring temporary works training; temporary works supervisors, TW designers, senior managers, trades based supervisors, groundworkers specialist contractors, demolition contractors, small builders, and, of course, existing TWC's wishing to get up-to-date technical information, etc.

Formwork & falsework design courses, Temporary Works and other bespoke TW training will continue to run as scheduled.

Coordinated Training Services Ltd, Thomas Telford Ltd, Pallett TemporaryWorks Ltd and RKF Consult Ltd will continue to supply quality, experienced training in temporary works to suit the varying needs of the industry; building, civils, specialists etc..

To download and print off the above statements click here

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  • CUBS Certificate Rules and Fees for Expert Witnesses

    The Civil Procedures (Amendmemnt) 2013 Rules are now in place. Known as the 'Jackson Reforms', these implement the most radical changes ever seen to civil procedures, aimed at controling costs with pre-trial budgets, and significant cuts to funding of litigation. Each party now requires permission from the court to use an expert witness.

    In July 2012 the Criminal Justice Council issued revised guidance in connection with instructing Experts and litigants with regard to Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules.

    The change requires that ALL Experts must demonstrate to instructing solicitors that they both comply with, and have a full understanding of Part 35 of the CPR, Practice Direction 35. Eur. Ing. Peter Pallett is already trained as a holder of the CUBS (Cardiff University and Bond Solon ) Civil Procedure Rules Certificate and has training on the Jackson Reforms.

    For more information on Peter Pallett see accredited Expert Witness.

  • Accredited Expert Witness
    Eur. Ing. Peter Pallett is an accredited Expert Witness under the Civil Procedures Part 35 Rules having passed the examination and relevant training for Cardiff University Law School and Bond Solon.

  • Temporary Works Update Information

    The remainder of this web page is temporarily discontinued.

    As Peter Pallett is STILL NOT deemed qualified to run Temporary Works Coordinator Courses he cannot justify the maintenance of the remainder of this part of the web site. Although he has taken and recently passed the PTLLS qualification, he was told on 8th February that he must now also take and pass the Cskills TWCTC course that he was planning to commence runnning! Due to existing commitments, it is now unlikely that he will be able to recommence his TWC training until July.

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