Introduction to Temporary Works

Start time: 12:30pm AEST. Explore the fundamentals of managing Temporary Works including typical forms, terminology, procedural control, and common causes of failure.
Introduction to Temporary Works

An Engineering Education Australia webinar:

The use of temporary works on a construction project greatly increases the WHS risks involved, where failures are often significant events.

Most of these risks can be managed by the adoption of good procedural control. Procedural controls for temporary works in the construction industry were first established in the UK in 1982 through the British Standards Institution’s BS5975, which is still considered to be international best practice in this field.

This webinar aims to raise the awareness of the types and forms of temporary works. The session will include an overview of BS5975, its development in 2020, and how the legislation requirements in Australia affect the design and delivery of temporary works.

Real world case studies will be used to highlight a few of the risks that temporary works pose when they have not been adequately controlled and common causes of failure.

You will learn about temporary works terminology, common forms, the importance of procedural control, how and where procedural control originated, and where to find more literature on temporary works regulations.

Webinar platform - Zoom

These sessions run through Zoom. Once you register for a webinar, you will receive the unique Zoom link 24 hours before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

We suggest that you download the Zoom Desktop Client to ensure you can fully participate in the webinar. If you view the webinar through the Zoom web browser or via a phone or tablet device you may not be able to participate in the interactive elements such as answering polling questions. 

Please read through the following information on Zoom to ensure you are prepared for the webinar:

Is this course for you?

This course is relevant for Civil, Geotechnical and Structural Engineers working in the construction sector. Roles include:

  • Project Managers
  • Site Managers
  • Site foremen
  • Supervisors
  • Subcontractors
  • Project Engineers
  • Site Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers

It is also ideal for WHS Advisors, Bid/Commerical Managers, Clients and Client Representatives.

Participants should have some degree of exposure to temporary works, but it is not necessary. No previous engineering design experience is required.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify temporary works across a project
  • Identify the terminology in temporary works and where it came from
  • Understand what the common forms of temporary works are and how they are classified
  • Have a grounding from which to act, such that poor practice does not lead to harm
  • Understand what is meant by good procedural control and where good practice can be found
  • Apply the learnings from this webinar in the industry about temporary works
15 / 07 / 2020 - 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Registration Closes
15 / 07 / 2020 10:00 am
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  • Members:
    $ 50.15
  • Non Members:
    $ 59
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