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This page contains details of guidance, etc. prepared by the Temporary Works Forum (and others), as well as items of temporary works interest:
The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) is an ICE Specialist Knowledge Society , https://www.ice.org.uk/about-ice/what-we-do/specialist-knowledge-societies ICE’s Specialist Knowledge Societies are closely affiliated ...
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The use of temporary works on a construction project greatly increases the workplace health and safety risks involved, where failures are often significant events. Most of these risks can be managed by the adoption of good ...
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The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has issued TWf Information Sheet No. 8 , Concerns over substandard or unverifiable material, component and equipment substitutions in temporary works (Ref: TW19.057).   Members have ...
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Using the CITB Card Checker to verify the successful completion of temporary works training You can use the CITB Card Checker to view which courses a person has passed using the following link:  https://www.citb.co.uk/courses-and-qualifications/check-a-card-training-record/online-card-checker/ ...
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The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has prepared a sample temporary works procedure,  https://www.twforum.org.uk/viewdocument/twf201903-temporary-works-procedu The template is intended as guidance for small- to- medium-sized ...
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Re: Managing Health & Safety Risks: A series of articles prepared by the IStructE’s Health and Safety Panel   This series of articles aims to assist all members, but younger members in particular, in understanding ...
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TWf Information Sheet No. 7 - Static load pile tests TWf Information Sheet No. 7 has been published, addressing the following question posed: Q. Would you consider that a static load pile test would come under the banner ...
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The ASCE Construction Institute is holding its 8 th Summit on 20 to 22 February 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA The theme is: “Our Vision Is 20/20: Challenge the Past and ENGINEER TOMORROW”.   The Summit's technical ...
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Re: BS 5975: 2019 – Revision of Section 3   BSI has published its 'business case' for the revision of BS 5975: 2019, Section 3.  I t is proposed that the standard be split, as follows:   BS 5975-1, ...
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Re: BS 5975: 2019, Code of practice for temporary works procedures (etc.).  The Construction Health and Safety Group (CHSG) has produced an A6 booklet to summarise the new BS 5975: 2019. The contents of the CHSG booklet ...
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Re: Singapore - Workplace Safety and Health (Design for Safety) Regulations 2015   The key provisions of the Workplace Safety and Health (Design for Safety) Regulations 2015 [DfS] are to: place duties on developers ...
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The NFDC has issued a “statement of awareness” via its website following three recent demolition incidents.  It can be read here: https://demolition-nfdc.com/nfdc-issues-statement-following-recent-demolition-incidents/ ...
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Improving designers’ knowledge of hazards Development of a mixed-media digital tool to improve how designers learn about preventing hazards in their designs   This study has been published by IOSH and was undertaken ...
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A radical and wide-ranging set of measures to improve the competence of those who design, construct, inspect, maintain and operate higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs) and make them safer for the public has been set ...
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He has published TWf Information Sheet No. 6 (14th June 2019), The safe management of temporary works: The basics for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Available free at  https://www.twforum.org.uk/viewdocument/twf-information-sheet-no-6-the-s ...
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Hand-arm Vibration

The HSE has published new guidance on hand-arm vibration: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l140.htm Hand-arm vibration or HAV is a widespread hazard for employees in many industries and occupations. This second edition ...
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Safe Use of Dumpers

The Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group has published a  guidance document  on the "Safe Use of Dumpers": https://www.cpa.uk.net/sfpsgpublications  This publication was produced following a number of serious injuries ...
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Structural-Safety – SCOSS and CROSS   Newsletter 55, July 2019, has been published (see: https://www.structural-safety.org/media/676688/cross-newsletter-55.pdf ).   Articles of particular interest include:   ...
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An article by TWf member, Mike Webster   CDM 2015 Regulation 9 requires ‘designers’ to eliminate, reduce or control the risks through design.  Where it is not possible to eliminate risks, they should provide information ...
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Temporary Works Toolkit

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Journal: The Structural Engineer   Buildability - sometimes referred to now as ‘construction method engineering’ - is not a new concept and one always ...
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