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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:
10 years of the Temporary Works Forum - LINK “History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes: an inspiration for the Temporary Works Forum 10 years on …” An article in ‘Hazards Forum News’ (No. 101, ...
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Briefing: Temporary Works Forum: how history and narrative shaped a major safety initiative A briefing by Bill Hewlett, MA, CEng, FICE, FIET - posted with permission - in ‘Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers ...
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With site shutdowns being implemented rapidly across the industry (Covid-19) the issue of existing or part-constructed temporary works brings to the fore some increased risk. To assist, the TWf has issued Information ...
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The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published BS EN 17293:2020 , Temporary works equipment — Execution — Requirements for manufacturing (ISBN 978 0 580 51883 6). Scope The scope in BS EN 17293:2020 ...
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Today's meetings - at CUL and CGU - are ON . NOTE - Food will NOT be provided. London (CUL) Tait Building, Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Room C101 Glasgow (GCU) Room A527, Floor 5, Govan Mbeki Building
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Re: TWf Information Sheet No. 10 – The PWD as TWD The TWf has published TWf Information Sheet No. 10, Can a client’s permanent works designer be the contractor’s temporary work designer? ( TW20.025 , 17th January ...
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The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has published TWf Information Sheet No. 9 - Temporary Works Equipment (TWE): Design to Eurocodes (TW20.017, 7th February 2020). Suppliers of temporary works equipment generally only ...
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The European Federation of Foundations Contractors and the Deep Foundations Institute (EFFC/DFI) has published its Guide to Working Platforms . This pools experience from across the membership of the EFFC and DFI to ...
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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 ...
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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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