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This event brings together a range of speakers to help those responsible for planning and monitoring the temporary works phase of a construction project.  The programme provides an effective and practical overview of the key points to consider, delivered by industry specialists.

London - 20 November 2018 

Venue: etc.venues, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Rd, London W2 2EA

Birmingham - 3 April 2019 

Venue: Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham B5 7QU

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Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 - 15:15 - 15:15
Including VAT
Including VAT

Event Date & Location



Registration and refreshments



Welcome and introduction



What are temporary Works?


Definition of Temporary Works and the relevant standards and guidance available.

This session provides an overview of the different types of temporary works and their current use. Speakers will provide sources of information relating to temporary works best practice and management. Includes a review of recent incidents involving temporary works and the learning outcomes, as well as where information about previous incidents can be found.



How are temporary works managed within the CDM process?


How does the process work?

CDM & BS 5975 alignment.

The roles and responsibilities of people involved in the process.

Speakers will explain how to effectively manage temporary works within the CDM framework and look at the relevant skills, knowledge and experience required by the people involved.

Includes a review of the levels of complexity of temporary works solutions and the controls and checks that need to be implemented.



Coffee break



What information is required and by whom?


The Client brief and early design decisions.

Designing for the whole life of the structure.

An overview of the types of information required during the process. What type of information can affect design decisions or solutions? From where can this information can be obtained and who is responsible for providing it? What effect a lack of information can have on health and safety, programme and costs.



Lunch break



Contractual Issues and Insurance Problems


This session will look at the contractual issues surrounding temporary works. Does the contract replicate or reinforce the responsibilities in the documented temporary works procedures?

When is Professional Lability insurance required?

What types of temporary works require specific insurance or clauses?



Panel Review, incorporating a with question and answer session with delegates


What does a good Client look like?

What does a good Contractor look like?



Summary and close



Robert Candy

Robert founded the Scaffolding Association (SA) in 2011 to raise the profile and professionalism of scaffolding within the Construction Industry.  He has worked as a health and safety consultant, CDM Co-ordinator and Temporary Works Co-ordinator for a range of clients, including multi-national companies, local authorities and UK charities, for over 15 years.

Robert is a member of IIRSM, a graduate member of IOSH, an incorporated member of the Association for Project Safety and has a Fellowship from the Royal Society of Public Health.

Rudi Klein

Professor Rudi Klein, Barrister, is Chief Executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group. SEC Group represents the specialist engineering sector, the largest sector in UK construction by value.

Rudi regularly chairs and speaks at national and international conferences and seminars on construction issues relating to infrastructure, public sector procurement practices, supply chain management, treatment of SMEs and legal developments. He is recognised by the national press and construction press as the go-to authority on matters affecting construction.

Mike Webster 

BEng, MSc, PhD, DIC, CEng, MICE, MIStructE

Dr Mike Webster is a chartered civil and structural engineer with over 30 years’ experience.  He runs MPW R&R specialising in construction health and safety, structural safety, CDM and risk.  He provides consulting, forensic and expert witness services in these areas.

Over his career, Mike has:

  • Undertaken the design, appraisal and site supervision of building and bridge structures
  • Carried out research into and developed guidance on managing the safety and service life of concrete structures
  • Led a range of reviews into construction health and safety, many of which are published on HSE’s web site
  • Led the independent evaluations of CDM 1994 and CDM 2007 and has advised on CDM 2015

He is a member of Structural-Safety and the Institution of Structural Engineer’s Health and Safety Panel.

Mike spends much of his time these days acting as an expert witness following collapses and other problems on construction sites.  He has been instructed by both prosecution and defence teams on a range of cases including problems with temporary works.