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Temporary Works Coordinator

Temporary works coordination is an important role on any construction project, from large projects to small. However, temporary works are regularly overlooked, but can often contribute to a significant proportion of costs on a project.

As many of us are aware, the cost of getting an unsuitable design or not getting the design to the programme date can have a high expense and delay works.

Temporary Works can be found on every construction project, from basic scaffolding and hoardings through to tower crane foundations, excavation support and a host of other elements regularly used in construction projects. If you would like to find out more about what temporary works are, please take a look at our blogs on the website, over the coming months, we will be adding additional information and support.

So, what is a temporary works coordinator?

In brief, this is a role that manages all of the temporary works designs throughout the site. Any temporary works from either subcontractors, the client or the principal contractor will be coordinated through one central point. The temporary works coordinator will liaise with permanent Works design teams, temporary Works designers and the construction team to come up with a solution that minimises risks and provides a solution that is safe and practical for its intended use.

For further information, we recommend reviewing the British Standards BS 5975.

An overview of the temporary works procedure:

The temporary works process is the responsibility of the company’s designated person, temporary works coordinator, project manager and principal contractor to name just a few. In truth, temporary works are the responsibility of every person on site to ensure they are managed safely during use and construction.

A guide to the process is shown below; these are the basic steps that Preston & Co Engineering follow to ensure that your project manages temporary works safely and to program.


  • Create a temporary Works register.
  • Attending regular progress and site meetings for future upcoming works.
  • Creating a design brief, with the relevant information to the temporary works design.
  • Speaking to the permanent works team while options are considered for the design.
  • Liaising with the construction team to ensure any proposed temporary work solutions are what the building team need.
  • Carrying out temporary Works design checks, ensuring the right level of risk and design certificate have been applied.
  • Production of risk assessments and method statements.
  • Issuing permits to Load/strike.
  • Carrying out any maintenance or regular inspections as specified in the design.


Depending on the type of temporary works project and its complexity, there will be additional steps to check competencies of the team.

Temporary Works Procedure

How long does temporary works coordination take?

Temporary works coordination can vary depending on the type and size of the project. However, it is often not a full-time role, for this reason, it can be inefficient to have a full-time temporary works coordinator on the construction project. Preston & Co Engineering offer a consultation service tailored to your project. Many clients find it to be cost-effective to be able to call upon our service. We specialise in temporary works and can provide our own temporary works procedure is you do not have one or use your companies one. By using us, it takes the hassle and stress away from the temporary works procedure. Enabling our clients to concentrate on the construction process and keeping to programme with every other surprise that will naturally arise on a construction project.

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