Empentis Training Solutions > Bolt On > The New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) Units 1-6 & 9

The New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) Units 1-6 & 9

The New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) requires every street works site must have at least one qualified operative on site at all times. This course is for operatives that need to work on or in the public highway and for operatives who reinstate roadways in line with the Specification for Reinstatement of Openings in the Highway and the NRSWA 1991.

The New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) Units 1-9, NRSWA, empentis

What is the course content for The New Roads and Street Works Act?

  • Risks associated with striking underground apparatus.
  • Recognise the signs of underground services and interpret utility plans.
  • Use tools, including CAT and Genny to locate underground structures.
  • Mark services ready for excavation.
  • Awareness of signing, lighting, and guarding the workplace, as well as the erection of temporary traffic signals.
  • Methods of excavation, safety measures in the use of road drills and saws, and how to support utility apparatus within the excavation.
  • Selection and storage of excavated materials for re-use Placing and compaction of backfill and sub-base materials.
  • Laying and compaction of cold-lay bituminous materials.

On completion of the course, the individual will have a greater understanding of the risks associated with striking underground services, as well as the skills to identify underground structures, planning for work on the highway, and safety in and around excavations.

The course is mixed classroom and practical, so that all theory can be tested in a safe, supervised environment to ensure full understanding of the material.

A survey of 2001 motorists said:

  • Drivers spend 28 days a year stuck in their cars due to road works.
  • 57% feel the quality of the roads in their area is declining.
  • 43% don’t think road works are completed quickly enough.
  • £8 million is spent on 4,134 roadwork projects per year.
  • 33% have been late for work because of roadworks.
  • 28% have gotten lost due to diversions.
  • 8% have been late for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays.

Taken from LV=.com

Times per year hit by roadworks by region

No formal entry requirements.

Must be at least 16 years old.

Learners must bring with them safety boots, hard hat, eye and ear protection, working gloves, waterproof clothing and high visibility clothing for use in the practical exercises.

This NRSWA course incorporates assessment and certification under the City & Guilds scheme 6156.

The course also supports registration with SWQR.

The course will take 5 days to complete.

Contact us for more information