Operative Units 001-006 & 009 – £811.04 + VAT

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Date(s) - 24/02/2020 - 28/02/2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Lodgemore Training Centre

Who is it for?

This course of training and assessment is designed for operators required to work in line with the national standards for the excavation and rein-statement of openings within the highway and safety at Street works and Road works Code of Practice.

Aims and Objectives:

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. On completion of training, operatives should have the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure that work carried out meets the prescribed national standards required by the Highways Authority Utilities Committee. Successful Candi-dates will be awarded City & Guilds certification for the relevant modules.

Course Content:

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

Unit 001- 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

Unit 002 – 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

Unit 003 – 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 re-use

Units 004– Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials & 005 Reinstatement of sub-base and base (road-base) in non-bituminous materials:

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

Unit 006 – 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

Duration: 5 Days


Bookings are closed for this course.