Anyone working either on or next to a public highway must legally have full streetworks training, which is enforced across the United Kingdom.
Streetworks training is the only way to gain the qualifications you need to work in such a situation. In order to conduct safe and efficient work, all employers and workers must choose a New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) certified training course before carrying out any work.
Fortunately for you, all of our NRSWA certified streetwork training courses contain all the necessary information needed to acquire certification. These courses are also held at a specialist location designed specifically for streetwork training in mind, including all the necessary equipment and tools. This ensures that all candidates are able to get full theoretical teachings and practical experience.
According to the relevant regulatory bodies, our training courses for streetwork tick all the required boxes for certification. This includes training on kerb dropping, lighting, guarding, signing, locating underground apparatus, reinstating highways, and more.
Not only this, but each and every one of our courses is monitored up and updated regularly, ensuring that they are designed with the current rules and regulations in mind, including the requirements set by the NRSWA (New Roads and Street Works Act). All of this ensures that your workers are not only compliant with the rules, but competent with their work too.
NRSWA Training Courses
We currently have 16 different training courses on offer, all compliant with the NRSWA (New Roads and Street Works Act). While the first unit refers to supervisor/operator knowledge, units two through nine are for operators only, and units ten through 16 are for supervisors only.
Certain units must be studied depending on the type of work that needs to be certified. Fortunately, we have created a helpful list below to ensure that you know exactly what you need to brush up on.
Course Supervisor Units:
- Unit 10 – Learning to observe signing, lighting and guarding.
- Unit 11 – Highway excavation.
- Unit 12 – Backfill material reinstatement and compaction.
- Unit 13 – Sub-base and road-base reinstatement with non-bituminous materials.
- Unit 14 – Bituminous material reinstatement.
- Unit 15 – Concrete slabs reinstatement.
- Unit 16 – Concrete footway and modular surface reinstatement.
NRSWA Course Supervisor Unit Combinations:
- Highway excavation monitoring – Unit 1, 10, 11.
- Excavation, backfilling and construction layer reinstatement (bituminous materials) – Units 1, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
- Construction layer reinstatement (bituminous materials) – Units 1, 10 and 14.
- Concrete slab reinstatement – Units 1, 10 and 15.
- Concrete footway and modular surface reinstatement – Units 1, 10 and 16.
- Signing, lighting and guarding – Unit 10 only.
Course Operator Units:
- Unit 1 – Locating underground apparatus and avoiding them during work.
- Unit 2 – Signing, lighting and guarding.
- Unit 3 – Highway excavation.
- Unit 4 – Backfill material reinstatement and compaction.
- Unit 5 – Sub-base and road-base reinstatement with non-bituminous materials.
- Unit 6 – Cold-lay bituminous materials reinstatement.
- Unit 7 – Hot-lay bituminous materials reinstatement.
- Unit 8 – Concrete slab reinstatement
- Unit 9 – Concrete footway and modular surface reinstatement.
NRSWA Course Operator Unit Combinations:
- Highway excavation – Units 1, 2 and 3.
- Excavation, backfilling and reinstatement of construction layers with a cold-lay bituminous surface. Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- Construction layer reinstatement (hot-lay and cold-lay bituminous materials) – Units 1, 2, 6 and 7.
- Concrete slab reinstatement – Units 1, 2 and 8.
- Concrete footway and modular surface reinstatement – Units 1, 2 and 9.
- Signing, lighting and guarding. Unit 2 only.
A streetworks operative certificate will be presented to all who complete the NRSWA course. This certificate will then need to be sent directly to the SWQR Street Works Qualification Register in order to officially certify the supervisor or operator.
The SWQR will send back a photo ID, acting as proof of your NRSWA qualification. This card will be active for five years. It is also worth noting that we currently run a reassessment course for those who already have a card but it is due to expire soon. This NRSWA refresher course is for both operators and supervisors.