NRSWA Operative LA, O1 to O5 and O8

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Address:Lodgemore Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EQ

Duration:5 Days

Date:08/01/2024 - 12/01/2024

Timings:8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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" Thanks to the trainer Dave, informative and pitched at the right level "

Carl, Severn Trent Water
  • Price:£719.24 + VAT
  • Spaces Available:Limited Spaces
  • Duration:5 Days
  • Dates:08/01/2024 - 12/01/2024
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This course is designed for operators required to work in line with the national standards for the excavation and reinstatement of openings within the highway and safety at Street works and Road works Code of Practice.


To provide operatives with the skills and knowledge to carry out work to the standards required by the New Roads and Street works Act 1991, in accordance with safe working practices


  • Introduction, aim and objectives
  • Duties and responsibilities of operatives and supervisors under the Street Works Act
  • Selection and suitability of personal protective equipment

LA: Location and avoidance of underground apparatus:

  • Interpretation of plans (NJUG)
  • Understanding HSG 47
  • Identification of apparatus
  • Implications of damage to apparatus
  • Pre-use checks for cable avoiding tools
  • Operational modes and strike alert (CAT & GENNY V3+)
  • Use of pipe and cable location equipment
  • Search procedures and service marking

O1: Signing, lighting and guarding:

  • Site hazard and risk assessment
  • Complying with method statements
  • Equipment requirements (CoP)
  • Site layout and safety zones
  • Setting out signs, cones, lamps and barriers in accordance with Department of Transport requirements
  • Erection and dismantling of 2 way temporary traffic signals

O2: Excavation in the highway:

  • Road designs and material identification
  • Understanding construction layers
  • Excavation techniques
  • Equipment selection and suitability
  • Understanding ground support and utilities apparatus protection
  • Selection and storage of excavated materials for reuse

O3: Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials & 04 – Reinstatement of sub-base and base (road-base) in non-bituminous materials:

  • Placing and compacting of backfill and subbase materials
  • Identifying flowable and non-flowable materials
  • Quantification of materials
  • Identifying and purpose of structural layers

O5: Reinstatement in cold-lay bituminous materials:

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health for bituminous materials
  • Laying and compacting of cold-lay bituminous materials
  • Specifying tools and equipment
  • Purpose of tack coats and edge sealants and over banding
  • Quantification of materials
  •  Road categories and material types

O8: Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways:

  • Removal and reinstating of modular surfaces and concrete footways
  • Lay and compact bedding material
  • Equipment selection and suitability
  • Complying with as laid profile
  • Storage and protection of materials
  • Compaction equipment and specification requirements