Unit 10: Signing Lighting and Guarding

The Aim of the Course is to:

To enable the candidates to be aware of the procedures and legal requirements when

Signing and Guarding excavation works on the Highway.

The Objectives of the Course are to enable delegates to:

  • Identify various types of signing and guarding

  • Monitor safety procedures

  • Assess the legal requirements

Who Should Attend The Course?

Supervisors who are responsible for their operatives in setting up safe road works, before and during excavation work.

Course Summary

Candidates will participate in theory lessons all of which are highlighted by the use of OHP & Videos covering ;

  • New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 – Chapter 8

  • Review of the codes of practice

  • Requirements of a site survey

  • Drawing up site plans

  • Notices required by Local Authorities

  • Safe systems of work

  • Code of Practice – safety at Street

  • Works and Road Works

  • An introduction to the use of vehicle actuated portable traffic signals, Monitoring of Practical – Signing, Lighting and Guarding

Course Duration

1 Day


Scottish Qualifications Authority ( SQA ) Certificate – Unit 10 Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding.

If the works do not involve breaking up the road or are works only of the type referred to in regulation 3(2), a trained operative has a prescribed qualification if he has achieved the

unit of competence set out as Unit 2.

It is therefore advisable that candidates who are completing Unit 10 should also complete

Unit 2 so that they have a qualification that ensures compliance with the law.