The New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991 (NRSWA)
Did you know that a company may NOT carry out streetworks unless its workforce is properly accredited?
C & G has been approved by City and Guilds to offer specialist training in streetworks for supervisors and operatives. All trainees who successfully complete the assessment will gain relevant qualifications and accreditation.
How you can benefit from C & G’s experience
C & G Services has been providing a comprehensive training service to the construction industry for many years. Our approach to training is designed to make learning enjoyable and satisfying, so trainees perform better and achieve better results. We use a highly participative approach, with practical demonstrations illustrated by PowerPoint and videos. There are group and individual exercises.
Qualifications and units
The Street Works (Qualifications of Supervisors and Operatives) Regulations 1992 detail the qualifications prescribed for various types and combinations of work. Each qualification is made up of a series of units. C & G Services provides training and assessments in all these units.
A person may act as a supervisor or trained operative only on the type of work for which they have the relevant qualification. A number of people with different qualifications may have to be involved during the progress of the work through its various stages. There is no limit to the number of qualifications that one person may hold.
Structure of qualifications
Each qualification consists of a number of Units of Competence. Each unit is separately assessed. Trainees build up success in individual units until they meet the requirements for the qualification(s) they need.
Qualifications for supervisors
- Monitoring excavation in the highway - Units 1, 10, 11
- Monitoring excavation, backfilling and reinstatement of construction layers with bituminous materials - Units 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- Monitoring reinstatement of construction layers in bituminous materials - Units 1, 10, 14
- Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs - Units 1, 10, 15Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways - Units 1, 10, 16
Qualifications for operatives
- Excavation in the highway - Units 1, 2, 3
- Excavation, backfilling and reinstatement of construction layers with cold-lay bituminous surface - Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- Reinstatement of construction layers in hot-lay and cold-lay bituminous layers - Units 1, 2, 6, 7
- Reinstatement of concrete slabs - Units 1, 2, 8
- Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways - Units 1, 2, 9
Units of Accreditation for supervisors
1 Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
10 Signing, lighting and guarding
11 Excavation in the highway
12 Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
13 Reinstatement of sub-base and roadbase in non-bituminous materials
14 Reinstatement of bituminous materials
15 Reinstatement of concrete slabs
16 Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways
Units of Accreditation for operatives
1 Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
2 Signing, lighting and guarding
3 Excavation in the highway
4 Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
5 Reinstatement of sub-base and roadbase in non-bituminous materials
6 Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials
7 Reinstatement of hot-lay bituminous materials
8 Reinstatement of concrete slabs
9 Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footway
Award of qualifications
Staff are granted qualifications only after assessment. There is no formal requirement to receive training before the assessment, but most people are likely to need to be updated in the latest methods and materials used.
The Street Works Qualification Register
Records of qualifications are maintained in the national Street Works Qualification Register. Each person on the register is issued with a personal identity card showing their qualifications. Please Note: Holders need to be reassessed every five years.
Streetworks/NRSWA Reassessment in Gloucestershire
Operative: Units 1-7 & 9
Supervisors: Units 1, 10-16
Examination is conducted online through SQA at our training centre in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire via 'touchscreen' multiple choice examination.
Each unit exam consists of 10 multiple choice questions which must be completed within 30 minutes for each unit
Each unit exam requires a pass rate of at least 80% (8 out of 10 questions correct) and all units MUST achieve this pass rate before the card can be renewed
Candidates are provided with all the following reference material by the centre during the course of the examination:
- Specification for the Reinstatement openings in Roads/Highways, Approved Code of Practise
- Safety at Street Works & Road Works, Approved Code of Practise (Department of Transport)
- An introduction to Vehicle Actuated Portable Traffic Signals (Department of Transport)
- Avoiding danger from Underground Services HSG47 (Health & Safety Executive)
- Volume 1 NJUG Guidelines On The Positioning & Colour Coding Of Underground Utilities' Apparatus
- Roadworks Theory & Practise
- Specification for Highways Works, Series 100
It is STRONGLY advised that you make yourself aware of all these relevant reference manuals, further information can be obtained from the following links:
NRSWA Refresher Re-assessment course.
Spread over 2 days the course provides classroom input and then the 30 minute exam. The success rate of this new course has been staggering and will benefit both employee and employer alike by ensuring a thorough understanding is in place the candidate gains a great deal of confidence.
This in turn has resulted in consistently excellent results and has allowed employees to return to work quickly and for employers to minimise loss of productivity.
Street Works Reassessment
Now available in Burton Upon Trent!
C&G Services are delighted to announce the availability of Street WorksReassessments in Burton Upon Trent.
This 2 day course has been specifically developed to assist both Operatives and Supervisors who are due to renew their Scotvec cards to achieve 1st time passes in the reassessments.
With a great many Operatives and Supervisors who have undertaken the original qualifications on their Streetworks Cards some years ago, coming back into a classroom environment and retaking the computerised reassessment is a daunting task.
C&G Services developed our own in-house course which brings the delegates upto speed with the changes both within the scope of their work and the legislative changes to help them be at ease when they are undertaking the reassessment. Its conducted in a relaxed manner and as a result by the time most candidates have then gone on to do the reaassessment, the pass rates have been phenomenal. On average we have seen around 100% pass rates as opposed to nearly 70% failure rate.
Please call for current costs.