New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991(NRSWA) Training and Course Information

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The New Roads and Street Works Act require that any individual who partakes in work on behalf of a utility company is qualified for the activities being carried out. It is designed to standardise all forms of highways work and to ensure that local authorities and companies co-ordinate their work activities. This leads to increase in road safety and minimises traffic congestion to road users and thegeneral public.

Training in NRSWA would be suitable for companies and individuals whose work is carried out on the public highway, with a view to: ensuring journey reliability times, protecting the highway structure, giving respective counties extra powers to police highway works, ensuring safety and minimising inconvenience to road users and the general public.

The New Roads and Street works Act 1991 states that NRSWA qualifications are a legal requirement for utility companies and those operating under Section 50 licences when undertaking works that necessitate the excavation and reinstatement of the highway. The New Roads and Street Works Act stipulates that a qualified Operative must be on each individual site at all times. In addition to this a Supervisor must be available to visit the site at least once each day.

NRSWA qualifications are frequently sought after by potential employers seeking to appoint contractors to carry out works including the excavation or reinstatement of the highway.

Training is delivered in a modular form with different training units being carried out depending on the candidate’s role. These main areas of competence include The location and avoidance of underground apparatus, signing, lighting and guarding, the excavation in the and monitoring of the highway and the monitoring and reinstatement of road surfaces and sub-layers.

On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded a City and Guilds Certificate and subsequent registration with the Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR). Registration with SWQR is available for various combinations of units to suit personal requirements. Course candidates should consult with a training provider to identify which units need to be studied in order to gain the required certification.

Candidates are assessed on each unit of competence through a mixture of practical observation and both written and oral questions. Supervisors will be required to take part in an extra task through which they are assessed while observing an Operative carrying out a practical assessment. Candidates are required during completion of some units, to produce sketches and carry out risk assessments.

TQ Exel is one of the UK’s top suppliers of training to the construction industry, we deliver NRSWA Training and Streetworks courses throughout the UK either at one of our training centres or at your business location. NRSWA Training

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