How to write better work specifications

Course Overview:

Do you order repair works to housing stock or have responsibility
for a team that does?
Writing a good, precise works specification is the essential
starting point for getting contractors and suppliers to provide
what you need and to the right quality.
In a tough economic climate, you need to ensure you have the
right skills to get the best value from your contractors and make
residents happy with the work to their homes.
Upkeep Training’s ‘How to Write Better Work Specifications’
course will help you understand and learn how best to write
specifications for life cycle, planned and cyclical maintenance,
capital improvements works or works to void or street properties.
Including a review of the type of your housing stock, the
importance of health & safety through to involving residents in
agreeing specifications, the course will also cover understanding
repairing liability on new build homes and managing defects.

What the course consists of:

The design process and stages of development and procurement
Types of specification: traditional, NBS, performance spec.,
contractors’ design, etc
Impact of procurement and form of contract on specifications
What you should do to prepare before you write a specification

Key components: preliminaries, preambles, schedules of work, etc
A review of the CDM Regulations
Specification format
Best practice approach to employers’ requirements
Involving residents in writing work specifications

Who should attend?

It is designed for technical staff who currently prepare works
specifications and schedules of work. A knowledge of basic
construction technology would be useful.


Contact us for a quote.