The Aim of the 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.


SQA Certification and a Street Works Register ID Card which proves registration on the New

Roads & Street Works Qualification Register.