NRSWA - New Roads & Street Works Training - Supervisor Units 1, 10-14 & 16
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Duration: 1-5 days (subject to units undertaken)

Who Should Attend?

This training course is designed for Supervisors who are required to monitor Operatives performing excavation, backfill and reinstatement duties.


To provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform Supervisor duties to the standards prescribed by City & Guilds in-line with the NRSW Act 1991, in order to safeguard themselves and others.

Training Course Content

Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.

Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding. Monitoring excavation in the highway.

Monitoring reinstatement of compaction and backfill materials.

Monitoring reinstatement of sub-base and road base non-bituminous materials.

Monitoring reinstatement of bituminous materials.

Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs.

Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways.

Supervisor Qualifications

Monitoring excavation in the highway (Units 1,10 & 11).

Monitoring excavation, backfill & reinstatement of construction layers with a bituminous surface (Units 1, 10-14).

Monitoring reinstatement of construction layers in bituminous materials (Units 1, 10 & 14).

Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs (Units 1, 10 & 15).

Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways (Units 1, 10 & 16).


By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

Summarise the requirements of the current NRSW Act.

Select appropriate personal protective and safety equipment as required to carry out street works activities.

Monitor duties performed by Operatives for each unit and/or qualification as prescribed by City & Guilds. Standards in-line with current legislation, and ACOP where applicable.

Provide a safe working environment for themselves and others.

Training Methods

A high proportion of practical exercises and simulated assessments will be supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials. Supervisors have to demonstrate the ability to monitor a site and compile written reports in order to successfully complete the course.

A training group may contain a mix of both Supervisors and Operatives; however, a minimum of 2 Operatives must be available for Supervisors to carry out monitoring exercises, thus enabling the most effective development of these candidates.

Additional Information

There are 8 units for Supervisors and a separate certificate is issued for each. In addition, various combinations of the units will lead to a full Street Works qualification for which an SWQR card will be awarded.

Delegates should provide a passport photograph on the day of training for production of SWQR Cards.

Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems or are taking any medication which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.

Training may be permitted at your own location subject to approval by the Awarding Body (further information is available upon request).
Key Details
Duration5 days
per delegate
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