News

This page contains details of guidance, etc. prepared by the Temporary Works Forum (and others), as well as items of temporary works interest:
The TWf has published TWf Information Sheet No. 14 , Considering temporary works early in a project: Reducing cost, improving buildability and reducing risk - An information sheet aimed primarily at any client The problem ...
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The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has issued Information Sheet No. 13, PAS 91, Construction prequalification questionnaires - Supplementary questions specific to temporary works ( TW21.081 , 18.6.21). A copy can be found ...
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BSI has announced the release of the 3rd and final version of BSI Flex 8670: v3.0 2021-04, Built environment – Core criteria for building safety in competence frameworks – Code of practice The Flex is the result of BSI's ...
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The Bragg Report

Today's basic philosophy for the use and operation of the temporary works to support in situ concrete, precast units and steelwork - better known as 'falsework' - was established following a number of major collapses in the ...
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REMEMBERING Today (22nd March 2021) marks 50-years since the falsework collapse on the Birling Road Bridge, Kent, during concreting; killing one worker (Victor Woodger, 25). A summary was included later in the "Bragg ...
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TWf Yearbook 2021/22

The TWf is pleased to provide the link to its new Yearbook 2021/22, LINK #twf #twf #Yearbook
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FORTHCOMING -- ICE Publishing: 5th May 2021 Designing a safer built environment: a complete guide to the management of design risk. by John Carpenter Designing a Safer Built Environment places the statutory obligations ...
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An article about 10 years of the Temporary Works Forum (TWf) on the website of the Hazards Forum: Link
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PUBLISHED The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has published TWf Information Sheet No. 12 , Competence of the Designated Individual (DI) To download a free copy, go to https://www.twforum.org.uk/viewdocument/twf-information-sheet-no-12-comp ...
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The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has published revised guidance, Temporary condition of reinforcement cages prior to concreting: Part 1 - Management guidance (Ref.: TWf2020: 03 (October 2020)). SYNOPSIS Prior to being ...
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Re: Constructability: A guide to reducing temporary works (Document: TWf2020: 02; Published: October 2020) The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has published a new guide, Constructability: A guide to reducing temporary works ...
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In this webinar, MGF discuss the challenges and consequences that sites are faced with when temporary work isn’t considered in the tender and pre-construction phase. See https://www.linkedin.com/events/6716980097649307648/ ...
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Re: CPA TCIG TIN031, Managing the design, construction and inspection of tower crane bases, grillages, and ties The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) Tower Crane Interest Group (TCIG) has revised Tower Crane Technical ...
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DESIGN RISK MANAGEMENT: A short survey for Temporary Works Designers (TWDs) engaged by Contractors John Carpenter (Founding Secretary, Temporary Works Forum (TWf)) is writing a comprehensive book on design risk management ...
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DESIGN RISK MANAGEMENT: A short survey for Contractors who engage Temporary Works Designers (TWDs) John Carpenter (Founding Secretary, Temporary Works Forum (TWf)) is writing a comprehensive book on design risk management ...
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The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has revised “Hoardings – A guide to good practice” (TWf2012: 01, Revised: August 2020). See: Link to Guide Synopsis Site hoardings are common features, particularly in populated ...
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Re: “Effective management of scaffolding to BS 5975: 2019” ( TWf2020: 01, September 2020) The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has published guidance on the “Effective management of scaffolding to BS 5975: 2019” (Document: ...
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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 Sheet ...
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