Qualifications and Associated Units

Operative

O1Excavation in the road/highway, 001, 002 and 003

O2Excavation, backfilling and reinstatement – cold lay, 001, 002, 003, 004, 005 and 006

O3Reinstatement – hot and cold lay bituminous materials, 001, 002, 006 and 007

O4Reinstatement of concrete slabs, 001,002 and 008

O5Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways, 001,002 and 009

Supervisor

S1Monitor excavation in the road/highway, 001,010 and 011

S2Monitor excavation, backfilling & reinstatement construction layers,  001, 010, 011, 012, 013 & 014

S3Monitor reinstatement- hot and cold lay bituminous materials, 001,010 and 014

S4Monitor reinstatement of concrete slabs, 001,010 and 015

S5Monitor reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways, 001,010 and 016

Units of Competence for Trained Operatives

  • Unit 001 Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Unit 002 Signing, lighting and guarding
  • Unit 003 Excavation in the road/highway
  • Unit 004 Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
  • Unit 005 Reinstatement of sub-base and road-base in non-bituminous materials
  • Unit 006 Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials
  • Unit 007 Reinstatement of hot-lay bituminous materials
  • Unit 008 Reinstatement of concrete slabs Unit 009 Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways

Units of Competence for Trained Supervisors

  • Unit 001 Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Unit 010 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding
  • Unit 011 Monitoring excavation in the road/highway
  • Unit 012 Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
  • Unit 013 Motoring reinstatement of sub-base and road-base in non-bituminous materials
  • Unit 014 Monitoring reinstatement of bituminous materials
  • Unit 015 Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs
  • Unit 016 Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways

New Roads and Streetworks act 1991

General Operatives

The Aim of the General Operatives Course is to:

Enable Operatives to gain the necessary qualifications ( up to 5 groups can be gained ) under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991 to allow them to carry out their duties on the public highway, ranging from excavation to permanent re-instatement of paved structures.

The Objectives of the Course are to enable delegates to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to fulfil duties required by the Roads and Streets Works Act 1991.
  • Have an understanding of responsibilities under Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 & other current relevant legislation.

Who Should Attend The Course?

The law requires that at least 1 Operative in any squad must have gained the required qualification/s in the aspect of the work being undertaken.

Course Summary

Candidates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations / exercises, all of which are highlighted by the use of OHP & Videos covering :

  • New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Other current relevant regulations
  • Interpretation of plans
  • Safe working practices
  • Identification of apparatus
  • Excavation techniques
  • Disposal of surplus material
  • Repositioning of kerbs and edgings
  • Use of cable location equipment
  • Reinstatement of the road structure
  • Reinstatement of modular footpaths
  • Use of temporary traffic lights
  • Implication of damage to apparatus
  • Layout of signs, cones and barriers
  • Surface finishing
  • Re-use of selected excavated material

Course Duration

1-5 days depending on units of accreditation required.

Certification

SQA Certification and a Street Works Register ID Card which proves registration on the New Roads & Street Works Qualification Register.

Supervisor

The Aim of the Supervisor Course is to:

Enable Supervisors to gain the necessary qualifications ( up to 5 groups can be gained ) under the New roads and Streetworks Act 1991 to allow them to carry out their duties on the public highway, ranging from excavation to permanent re-instatement of paved structures.

The Objectives of the Course are to enable delegates to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to fulfil duties required by the Roads and Streets Works Act 1991
  • Be able to supervise operatives to ensure that the quality of re-instatement etc. meets with the required standards
  • Have an understanding of responsibilities under Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 & other current relevant legislation

Who Should Attend The Course?

To comply with the law there must be a qualified supervisor available to supervise in the aspect of the work being undertaken.

Course Summary

Candidates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations / exercises, all of which are highlighted by the use of OHP & Videos covering;

  • New Roads and Streetworks act 1991
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Other current relevant regulations
  • Interpretation of plans
  • Safe working practices
  • Identification of apparatus
  • Excavation techniques
  • Disposal of surplus material
  • Repositioning of kerbs and edgings
  • Use of cable location equipment
  • Reinstatement of the road structure
  • Reinstatement of modular footpaths
  • Use of temporary traffic lights
  • Implication of damage to apparatus
  • Layout of signs, cones and barriers
  • Surface finishing
  • Re-use of selected excavated material

Course Duration

1-5 days depending on units of accreditation required.

Certification

SQA Certification and a Street Works Register ID Card which proves registration on the New Roads & Street Works Qualification Register.