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ICE YH Knowledge Sharing: Introduction to Temporary Works

Event organised by ICE

15 November 2021

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The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) was established in 2009 to encourage open discussion of any matter related to temporary works. Set up by industry for industry, the forum is subscription-based and open to any organisation within the industry - large or small - sharing this intent; whether client, permanent works designer, principal contractor, temporary works designer, proprietary equipment supplier, specialist, industry body or academia.

In respect of temporary works to seeks to:

  • Give authoritative guidance and, when required, professional leadership to the industry.
  • Consider aspects of permanent works and interfaces between permanent works and temporary works as are relevant.
  • Consider both current practice and likely development.
  • Be aware of trends and innovations in design, construction and use.
  • Consider whether unacceptable risk exists or might arise in the future and, if believed so, to give warning to relevant bodies.
  • Consider whether further research and development appears desirable.
  • Encourage others to avoid duplicating work in hand elsewhere.
  • Keep a watching brief on international issues

The talk will provide an introduction to the Temporary Works Forum (TWf) - including an insight into its aims and objectives – and highlight some of the guidance and information sheets available. It will also provide an insight into the changes introduced in BS 5975: 2019, the standard giving recommendations and guidance on the procedural controls to be applied to all aspects of temporary works in the construction industry.

For more information please contact:

Joanne Topping