In March 2015, the first wave of all MGF customer facing employees undertook the two day Temporary Works Coordinators Course achieving a 100% pass rate.
The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) and CITB have worked in collaboration to produce an industry standard training module for Temporary Works Co-ordinators (TWCs) that is aimed at suppliers and contractors who need to plan, manage and install temporary works on construction sites. The course will provide all MGF customer facing employees transferable and assessed training elements to ensure that our customers can trust in our compliance to industry safety standards whilst we support them to create safe working environments.
The management of temporary works is a key aspect on all construction sites. Good management will not only promote safety, but also efficiency and productivity. The principles of management embedded in BS5975 (the code of best practice for temporary structures on building sites) have long been recognised as an appropriate approach, and a beneficial way to demonstrate statutory compliance risk in terms of mitigating safety (and health) risk. The Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC) is an important part of this process.
John Underwood, HSE Construction Division commented “Temporary works is an area that continues to cause HSE concern. Where insufficient attention is given to the management of temporary works on construction sites incidents involving falling materials and collapse are more likely to occur. The new national accredited course will help those who have some temporary works experience to be able to manage the process more effectively. HSE is particularly keen that small and medium sized contractors who undertake complex structural work gain a better understanding of what they can do to prevent incidents involving part built or weakened structures”.
Owaiz Khan, Regional Design Manager and programme coordinator commented that “the course ensures that all MGF representatives engaging with contractors have reached an assessed standard of knowledge, that they are aware of the management of the temporary work process and are fully equipped to deliver the highest quality MGF service whilst maintaining and promoting industry standards in temporary works”
Through MGF’s continued focus on ‘making great futures’ for our employees, customers, stakeholders and business we have committed that by May 2015 all of our customer facing employees will have undertaken the accredited TWC training module.
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