Looking for NRSWA Courses?
Firstly what is the NRSWA
all about? Well, it was put in place back in 1991 to safeguard those who work on the roads and highways. The idea behind the act is to educate those who wish to either supervise or carry out work on the highways to the best and safest codes of practice. As such, the act contains a set of definite guidelines and regulations that must be adhered to at all times to help ensure safety during Streetworks operations.
Now that we know what the NRSWA
is for, we can start to look a little closer at how someone would be able to train up to the level of understanding that is demanded by the NRSWA
so that they can carry out or supervise activities on the highway.
City & Guilds are the governing body that have transformed and converted the information within the NRSWA
into a palatable and achievable course for prospective students. There are essentially two levels within the course, one is for operatives, and those work directly with materials and on site carrying out manual excavations and reinstatement of highways. The second level is for supervisors, those that are responsible for overseeing the whole project and the safety of the operatives working on it.
A typical NRSWA
course is run over five days and on successful completion the operative or supervisor will receive the relevant accreditation to their post which will last them a total of five years. The accreditation will come in the form of a certificate from City & Guilds and a Streetworks card that will show the units of competence that the employee has completed. In some instances a supervisor or operative may need to complete less units for the work they will be carrying out and these courses do not require the full five days training.
course is simple to book and if you are an employer that wants to get your team of operatives fully up to speed before sending them out for a new project then you will be able to find a whole host of course providers online. All you’ll need to do is to search for NRSWA
courses online and then select the best website to start your enquiries.
You will be able to see an overview of the course and by sending off an enquiry form will be able to get comprehensive information on what is included in the course; content, the cost and timescale of the course and also how the course is run, whether it will be distance learning or will you have to send the employees away for the duration of the course.
It is very clear that the NRSWA
is an imperative part of any utilities firm training schedule and is in place to ensure the safety of all personnel involved and those affected by their activities.