New Roads & Street Works for Operatives & Supervisors

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NEW ROAD & STREETWORKS FOR OPERATIVES & SUPERVISORS

Operatives:

This course covers 3 days of training plus 2 days of technical tests and teaches the skills you 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 operatives who:

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

Course Content:

  • Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Signing, lighting and guarding units
  • 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

Optional units, which need to be pre-booked:

  • Reinstatement of hot-lay bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of concrete slabs

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

Qualification:

  • City & Guilds certificate or SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)
  • The Street Works Qualifications Register Card

 

Supervisors:

 

This course covers 3 days of training plus 2 days of technical tests and 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

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.

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:

  • City & Guilds 6156/01 or SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)
  • The Street Works Qualifications Register Card.

 

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