This course is intended for those carrying out Highways Inspection in their first year of appointment and as a useful refresher for more experienced Highway Inspectors. The course provides a good basic knowledge of all areas of Highways Maintenance and Inspection in which they might be involved. The course includes a site visit at which an inspection will be undertaken.
Objectives - To provide basic knowledge of key legal considerations that affect highways and the duties of the Highway Authority - To provide a basic knowledge of the materials, components and techniques used in construction and maintenance of the highway - To be able to recognise common failures of highway construction and understand the possible causes - To appreciate the importance of effective communication both between individuals and within organisations - To highlight health and safety aspects and the importance of safe working practice associated with work on the highway - To appreciate the importance of records in making an effective legal defence
Content - Adoption & Responsibilities of Highway Authorities - Road Construction Types - Materials for Construction - Standards for New Build - Standards for Maintenance Work - Work near - Trees & Verges - Types of Maintenance Regimes - Legislation & Associated Codes of Practice including NRASWA - Signing & Guarding for Works - Function of the Highway Inspector - Legal matters relating to Inspection - Inspection documentation types - NRASWA - Routine - Safety Inspections - Practical Inspection - Defect Recognition
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.