Risk Management of Temporary Works

Engineering context

The use of temporary works on a construction project greatly increases the WHS risks involved, where failures are often significant events.

This webinar aims to explain the key differences of risk profiles between temporary works and permanent works, the basics of risk management related to temporary works and highlight some of the shortcomings on recent temporary works failures in Australia.

We will discuss the identification of hazards during the design, delivery and maintenance process and how to avoid them. Categorisation and classification of risks will also be discussed to demonstrate how to apply this knowledge in practice.

By attending this webinar you will learn how to implement risk management of temporary works on your construction projects, understand the risk identification and management process from tender to executional phase, and understand the need to integrate permanent works and temporary works design.

Learning outcomes

  • Differences between permanent works and temporary works
  • Classify risks related to temporary works on a project
  • Risk management tools related to temporary works
  • The importance of timing when certain elements of the risk management tools need to be applied during the projects’ lifecycle
  • Apply risk management knowledge on temporary works projects
  • Educate others on risk management of temporary works

Related webinars:

This webinar is Part Two of the Temporary Works webinar series.


Risk Management of Temporary Works
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Is this course for you?

This webinar is relevant for Structural, Civil, Geotechnical and Engineers working in the construction sector. Roles include:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Directors
  • Site Managers
  • Site foremen
  • Supervisors
  • Subcontractors
  • Project Engineers
  • Site Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers

It is also ideal for WHS Advisors, Bid/Tender Managers, ECI/Bid/Tender team members, Commerical Managers, Procurement team members, Clients and Client Representatives.

Participants should have some degree of exposure to temporary works, but it is not necessary. No previous engineering design experience is required. If you are new to Temporary Works, we recommend you watch the on-demand recording of the Introduction to Temporary Works webinar.

Delivered via Webinar

Designed in collaboration with our industry facilitators and education experts, EEA Webinars focus on modules from our most popular face-to-face training courses. Content has been carefully crafted to deliver targeted and achievable learning outcomes within the hour and the sessions are interactive to keep you engaged.

Webinar platform - Zoom

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Your facilitator for this course

Barnabas Ilko MIEAust CPEng NER RPEQ CMEngNZ CPEng(NZ) is a Chartered Professional Engineer (AU and NZ) with post-graduation work experience gained in consulting, construction, heavy engineering, resources industry and ship building. During this time, he worked on tender phase support, through to development of detailed temporary works designs, construction staging and interpreting specifications and drawings on site with construction personnel.

During this time in the industry he worked on major infrastructure, deep basements, temporary/permanent retentions, materials placing equipment, lifting equipment, propping/shoring of various structural elements and many other temporary works items.

Through these years of experience working with contractors and stakeholders on developing safe and effective construction methodologies Barnabas learned from industry experts how to identify temporary works, risks associated with them and how to mitigate/manage them.

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