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Temporary works co-ordinator piling

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Achievement date before 1 April 2023

Achievement date on or after 1 April 2023

Grant Tier 1

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The purpose of this standard is to train supervisors and engineers in the piling industry on specific Temporary Works requirements.

Standard details

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry


Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours


The purpose of this standard is to train supervisors and engineers in the piling industry on specific Temporary Works requirements.


  • understanding the design brief
  • identifying risks and risk management
  • legislation and guidance

Focusing on, but not limited to:

  • testing beams
  • piling platforms
  • reinforcement cages
  • associated temporary works for various disciplines within the piling industry including support fluid, silo bases, guidewalls, ground anchors, platforms and other general piling techniques for which temporary works is necessary.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • supervision
  • management and leadership.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites required to take part in this training. However, all candidates should be experienced in piling operations and be familiar with temporary works operations from supervisor level and above.


As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • Successfully completed training to this standard 
  • At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
  • A verifiable CV.


All materials and equipment will be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and will comply with relevant legislation and industry recognised processes.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio will allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • a blend of classroom and on-site practical, to be carried out in a controlled environment.

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical learning.


For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard. 

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.


Mandatory refresher every 3 years.

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
The candidate will be able to Additional guidance to support learning outcome

Describe specific issues that relate to the piling industry

Focusing on, but not limited to, familiarisation and standards of:

  • testing beams
  • piling platforms
  • guide walls
  • other piling temporary structures

and associated temporary works for the various piling disciplines within the piling industry.

Describe how issues are managed within the current legislative framework

CDM Regulations (2015)

Understand and implement temporary works guidance

BS5975 Temporary Works Standard (2018 revision)

Understand and implement procedural controls for temporary works

PAS 8811 2017 Temporary Works Major Infrastructure Client Procedures Code of Practice

Additional information about this standard

This training should be used to highlight and familiarise persons on temporary works specific to the piling industry and run alongside the civil engineering versions of the Temporary Works Coordinator training course.


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