New Roads and Street works - NRSWA Training at Centres throughout the UK
Courses are intended for Supervisors and Operatives who need to carry out their duties to the standards dictated by City & Guilds and in-line with legislative requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act and the applicable Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP’s).
There are a number of different units connected with the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) and the NRSWA Training
units selected will be dependent on the range of activities to be carried out. In addition there are units for both supervisors and operatives. NRSWA Training
courses cover the procedures and guidelines for working on roads and highways. The training and qualifications are targeted at those who are either employed by local authorities, utilities companies or contractors and are required to carry out work roads, highways or on footpaths. It is absolutely essential that those who are working on public highways or even adjacent to them should take the relevant training courses and achieve the required level of competence. It is through this range of qualified training and competence that accidents are avoided and road fatalities are reduced.
In total there are 16 units of competence associated with the New Roads and Street Works Act. Unit 1 is aimed at both Supervisors and Operators, Units 2-9 are relevant to operators only, and Units 10-16 are relevant to Supervisors.
The NRSW Act and associated Codes of Practice cover a range of issues including:
• Notification requirements
• Safety to highway users
• Standards required of the reinstatement of all excavations on the highway
• Requirements for signing, lighting and guarding.
There are a number of training providers throughout the UK who can offer NRSWA Training
to obtain City and Guilds Qualifications for the units required. An easy way to find courses required for Supervisor and Operatives is to search for appropriate courses on the web. By searching on the web it is also easy to evaluate course prices and location options. There are many training companies that can be found online that can offer a full range of units for both Supervisors and Operatives.
The units that need to be successfully completed for a certificate of competence to be issued vary according to the type of work being undertaken, and there is a range of unit combination courses available to Supervisors and Operatives.