Understanding NRSWA Courses and their Purpose
The number of NRSWA
training courses that can be gleaned from a simple search is quite impressive. The internet is a very powerful tool to have in this day and age and is an important part of any businesses running.
Another important part of a business is the performance of the employees, and their development is something that should always be put first as this will only increase their productivity and health and safety standards in the workplace and as such the business profits. Although some training is optional and can be delayed, there are some industries and activities where training is mandatory and has to be completed successfully before the job can be started. This is often the case with utilities companies and contractors.
One such example, where training is required is the New Roads and Street Works Act of 1991, or NRSWA
. This act was brought into ensure that safety of those work on the manual excavation and upkeep of this countries highways. The NRSWA
is a set of guidelines and codes of practice that if adhered to will ensure the safety of all employees on a project. This code of practice is especially important if you fall into one of two categories; operative, the personnel that actually carry out the manual excavation and upkeep of the highways, and the supervisor whose role is to oversee these operatives. Both of these parties must have a clear understanding of the NRSWA
You can actually use the internet to find out information about this act, by simply searching for NRSWA you will bring up links to the act, which you can read through, but as well as this you will find that there are a number of links to websites that offer courses in NRSWA
. This is ideal if you have a large project coming up and you need some accredited or fully trained supervisors and operatives to run it. The NRSWA course is geared up to cater for both operatives and supervisors and on successful completion of the course they will receive a certificate and a Streetworks card that will indicate as to which areas of competency they are up to speed in.
course itself covers all aspects of the act, including subjects such as the notification requirements, safety to highway users and the standards required of the reinstatement of all excavations on the highway, such as the standards for signing, lighting and guarding, etc.
As an employer you will be able to find a NRSWA
course provider with ease online, once you have found the website of choice, then you can start to make the relevant enquiries into the course, checking whether it is fully City & Guilds accredited, the cost, the content of the course and of course the time required to complete it successfully. The course provider will be more than happy to answer all of these questions and will be able to advise on the next course start date too.