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New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) 1991: Supervisor or Operative

Cost: £695 no VAT charged
Duration: 5 days
Locations: Birmingham, Norfolk, London
Dates: Various
Mandatory Entry Requirements: See Mandatory Entry Requirements below
Funding: See Grants and funding below
Course code: USW06


 

 

This course teaches the skills supervisors need to carry out work to the standards of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 - the legal framework for street works.

It is for new roads and street work supervisors who:

  • locate underground apparatus
  • set up equipment for works in the highway
  • carry out excavation, backfill and reinstatement

OR

It is for new roads and street work operatives who:

  • locate underground apparatus
  • set up equipment for works in the highway
  • carry out excavation, backfill and reinstatement
Book this course

Please make sure that you have read and understood the entry requirements (see below) and booking terms and conditions for this course.

Course content

You will become competent in the supervision of manual excavation and reinstatement on the highway, including:

  • Location and avoidance of underground services
  • Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding; co-ordination procedures and code of practice
  • Monitoring excavation in the highway; specifications, techniques, road types, materials
  • Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
  • Monitoring reinstatement of non-bituminous sub-base and road-base materials
  • Monitoring laying practices and reinstatement of bituminous materials; specification and types of materials
  • Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete highways.

or

You will become competent in the supervision of manual excavation and reinstatement on the highway, including:

  • Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Signing, lighting and guarding
  • Excavation in the road/highway
  • Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
  • Reinstatement of sub-base and road-base in non-bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways

Teaching and assessment

  • 3 days of training
  • 2 days of technical tests

The course includes:

  • Practical tasks and observation exercises
  • Classroom-based theory including written assignments
  • Operatives and supervisors learn on the same course to replicate a team environment

Qualifications you get

  • National Construction College certificate
  • City & Guilds 6156/01 or SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)
  • The college will apply on your behalf for the Street Works Qualifications Register Card.

Mandatory Entry requirements

  • Reasonable level of mobility
  • Ability to lift and move loads 
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English. 

By booking a course, you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

Grants and funding

Grants are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit our grant pages.

Book this course

Please make sure that you have read and understood the entry requirements and booking terms and conditions for this course.

Need more information?

Call 0344 994 4433 for more information about this course.

 
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