Temporary works failures are often significant and can cause death. You can avoid most of these failures with robust procedural control.
In this course, you'll learn about:
- the risks of poorly controlled temporary works
- common causes of failures
- where to find good guidelines - including British Standard BS5975.
You'll cover local and international best practice in safety in design, as well as in the construction, use, maintenance and removal of temporary works. You'll also learn about common failures.
After completing this course, you'll be able to:
- identify temporary works across a project
- understand the common risks involved
- implement good procedural control to reduce risk.
You'll also get a workbook that includes references to online tools, books, guidelines and practice notes for further reference.
- Identifying all temporary works across a project
- A good understanding of common risks posed by temporary works
- The causes of recent temporary works failures
- Your obligations to control temporary works risks under WHS legislation
- Defining what good procedural control means and where to find good practice
- Defining common temporary works terminology, including working load limits, factors of safety and permissible stress design
- Developing a strategy to ensure poor practice doesn't lead to harm
- How to conduct temporary works checks, including sliding, overturning and stability
Is this course for you?
This course suits civil, geotechnical and structural engineers working in the construction sector. It's also suitable for related roles, including:
- WHS advisers
- early contractor involvement (ECI), bid and tender phase team members
- procurement team members
- site management team members
- project management team members (contractor or client side)
- project directors
- project managers
- commercial managers
- bid or tender managers
- site managers
- site foremen
- project engineers
- site engineers
- consulting engineers
- clients and client representatives.
You should have some exposure to temporary works, but this isn't mandatory.
No engineering design experience is necessary.
Topics we'll cover
Identifying temporary works
- Definition of temporary works
- Examples of failures
- Direct impact on project work health and safety (WHS)
WHS and procedural control
- Introduction to British Standard BS5975
- Duties of a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) under the WHS Act (2011)
- Temporary works failures
- Why procedural control is important and necessary
The temporary works procedure
- Overview of a plan and introduction of the Temporary Works Coordinator
General awareness modules
- General design theory
- Lateral stability
- Common forms of temporary works and their specific considerations that affect their performance
Online libraries and other resources
- Reference materials, guidelines, recorded lectures and other useful resources to further deepen your knowledge
- Codes of practice - general and specific for scaffolding, demolition etc.
- How to research solutions and good practice examples relevant to your project
- Other online content related to the management or design of temporary works
Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.
Barnabas Ilko MIEAust CPEng NER RPEQ CMEngNZ CPEng(NZ) is a Chartered Professional Engineer (AU and NZ) with post-graduation work experience gained in consulting, construction, heavy engineering, resources industry and ship building. During this time, he worked on tender phase support, through to development of detailed temporary works designs, construction staging and interpreting specifications and drawings on site with construction personnel.
During this time in the industry he worked on major infrastructure, deep basements, temporary/permanent retentions, materials placing equipment, lifting equipment, propping/shoring of various structural elements and many other temporary works items.
Through these years of experience working with contractors and stakeholders on developing safe and effective construction methodologies Barnabas learned from industry experts how to identify temporary works, risks associated with them and how to mitigate/manage them.
Very good learning experience. Temporary works is often overlooked, but this course helped me understand the importance and significance of temporary works.
As a professional working with a tier 1 contractor I found this an insightful course on a topic rarely discussed within the industry. It was helpful to reinforce principles currently in practice and to see where improvements can be made through lessons learned by others.
Excellent course for a young engineer to understand best practices and methodologies around temporary works design. The real construction examples [including] videos were very useful.