New Roads and Street Works Training

The New Street Works Code of Practice; part of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, was implemented 1st October 2014. As of this date if you work on highways, roadsides, etc where signing, lighting or guarding you will be required to have completed either Unit 2 (Operator) or Unit 10 (Supervisor) of the Code of Practice to be compliant and meet the legal requirements of people working on the highway, roadside, pavement, grass verge and more.

Delegates will receive a SQA certificate and a SWQR card upon successful completion of this training.

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What is The Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR)

The Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR) is maintained in Glasgow and will hold details of qualified Supervisors and Operatives who have gained the appropriate qualification in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA).  Awarding Bodies, appointed by the Government, work closely with the SWQR to provide road authorities, contracting companies and other prospective employers with information as to whether a Supervisor or Operative is in possession of a prescribed qualification as provided for in Sections 67 and 126 of the New Road and Street Works Act.

How can i find out more about NRSWA

To find out more about the New Road and Street Works act 1991, or about the Street Works Regulation 2009 please visit our Technical Data page or visit http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1991/22/contents

The Street Works Complexes

The Street Works scheme is derived from two sets of regulations which cover England, Wales and Scotland, made under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. (These regulations were introduced in Northern Ireland in 1997.)

The sixteen units of competence are for Operatives and Supervisors and fall into two groups: nine units for Operatives and eight units for Supervisors.  One of these units is applicable to both groups.

Below are the sixteen units of competence.

The units for Operatives are marked ‘O’
The units for Supervisors are marked ‘S’.

Unit 1 - O & S
Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

Unit 2 - O
Signing, Lighting and Guarding

Unit 3 - O
Excavation in the Highway

Unit 4 - O
Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials

Unit 5 - O
Reinstatement of Sub-base and Roadbase in Non-Bituminous Materials

Unit 6 - O
Reinstatement of Cold-lay Bituminous Materials

Unit 7 - O
Reinstatement of Hot-lay Bituminous Materials

Unit 8 - O
Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs

Unit 9 - O
Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways

Unit 10 - S
Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding

Unit 11 - S
Monitoring Excavation in the Highway

Unit 12 - S
Monitoring Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials

Unit 13 - S
Monitoring Reinstatement of Sub-base and Roadbase in Non-bituminous Materials

Unit 14 - S
Monitoring Reinstatement in Bituminous Materials

Unit 15 - S
Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs

Unit 16 - S
Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways

Candidates receive a unit certificate for each Street Works unit that they achieve.  In addition, the achievement of various combinations of units leads to full Street Works awards.  There are ten full qualifications, which are listed below along with the units required to achieve them.  When a CABWI candidate achieves all of the required units for a full award, CABWI issues the full award certificate automatically.

Full Street Works Qualifications for Operatives:

S001
Certificate in Excavation in the Highway
(Units 1, 2 and 3 are required for this certificate.)

S002
Certificate in Excavation, Backfilling and Reinstatement of Construction Layers
(Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are required for this certificate.)

S003
Certificate in Reinstatement of Construction Layers in Hot-lay and Cold-lay Bituminous Material
(Units 1, 2, 6 and 7 are required for this certificate.)

S004
Certificate in Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs
(Units 1, 2 and 8 are required for this certificate.)

S005
Certificate in Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways
(Units 1, 2, and 9 are required for this certificate.)

 

Full Street Works Qualifications for Supervisors:

S006
Certificate in Monitoring Excavation in the Highway
(Units 1, 10 and 11 are required for this certificate.)

S007
Certificate in Monitoring Excavation, Backfilling and Reinstatement of Construction Layers with Bituminous Materials
(Units 1, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are required for this certificate.)

S008
Certificate in Monitoring Reinstatement of Construction Layers in Bituminous Materials
(Units 1, 10 and 14 are required for this certificate.)

S009
Certificate in Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs
(Units 1, 10 and 15 are required for this certificate.)

S010
Certificate in Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways
(Units 1, 10, and 16 are required for this certificate.)

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