The New Roads & Street Works training programme is designed for Operatives who carry out excavation, backfill and reinstatement of various materials for undertaking street works.
This NRSWA training course provides delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform operative duties to the standards prescribed by City & Guilds in-line with the current New Roads and Street Works (NRSW) Act, in order to safeguard themselves and others.
The NRSWA course content includes:
- Location of underground apparatus.
- Signing, lighting and guarding.
- Excavation in the highway.
- Reinstatement of compaction and backfill materials.
- Reinstatement of sub-base and road base non-bituminous materials.
- Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials.
- Reinstatement of hot-lay bituminous materials.
- Reinstatement of concrete slabs.
- Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways.
By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:
Summarise the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works (NRSW) Act.
Select appropriate personal protective and safety equipment as required to carry out street works activities.
Perform duties of 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.
A high proportion of group exercises with continuous oral and practical assessments, supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials.
A training group may contain a mix of both Operatives and Supervisors. Sessions will be varied within the overall framework to allow the most effective development of the candidate.
There are 9 units for Operatives 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 a Street Works Qualification Register (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, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.