NRSWA Supervisors

The New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) 1991 is a UK legislation regulating the installation, maintenance, and repair of utilities running beneath public roads. It aims to minimize public disruption, ensure safety, protect the structural integrity of roads, and facilitate collaboration amongst utility companies and local authorities. A comprehensive NRSWA course from Wilbar Associates trains participants on the related laws, safety regulations, and codes of practice. This includes modules on specific procedures for monitoring and carrying out different types of street works, including signing, lighting, and guarding operations, excavation, and reinstatement of various materials.

The act mandates that all street work must be overseen by competent individuals, known as 'supervisors', and that a 'trained operative' must be present at all times when work is in progress. These roles require specific qualifications as defined by the Street Works (Qualification of Supervisors and Operatives) Regulations 1992 and the Roads Works (Qualifications of Supervisors and Operatives) (Scotland) Regulations 1992. These qualifications are based on possession of a certificate of competence and registration of that certificate in an approved register.

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Introduction

Welcome to the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) Supervisors Course! This comprehensive training program is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the UK's NRSWA 1991 legislation and the critical role of a supervisor in overseeing street works operations.

Throughout this course, you will learn how to effectively facilitate and monitor various street works procedures, from signing, lighting, and guarding operations, to excavation and reinstatement of various materials. We will navigate through the relevant laws, safety regulations, and codes of practice, giving you the knowledge and confidence to ensure work is conducted safely, efficiently, and in compliance with the Act.

The course goes beyond theoretical knowledge, empowering you with the practical skills necessary to take on the role of a supervisor in real-world settings. By the end of the program, you'll be well-prepared to ensure safety and minimize disruption to the public, while maintaining the structural integrity of roads and promoting collaboration among all parties involved in street works.

With the NRSWA Supervisors Course, you're not just pursuing a qualification - you're embarking on a journey to become a trusted leader in the critical field of street works operations. We look forward to guiding you through this comprehensive learning experience.

Course Features

The NRSWA Supervisors Course is meticulously crafted to provide you with an all-encompassing understanding of your role as a supervisor in the field of street works. Here are the key features that set our course apart:

In-Depth Modules: Our course is divided into several units, each focusing on a specific aspect of street works operations. The units include LA & S1-S5 & S7, each offering detailed instructions on monitoring activities such as signing, lighting, and guarding operations, excavation in the highway, reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials, and more.

Comprehensive Coverage: The course covers a wide array of topics ranging from understanding the regulations, safety code, and differences among home countries, to learning about the permit schemes, inspection processes, local policies, dispute resolution, and responsibilities under NRSWA.

Practical Knowledge: Each module provides hands-on experience and practical insights on how to manage pedestrians and vehicles, resolve high-risk site issues, and inspect ongoing works. This equips you with the real-world skills needed to excel as a supervisor.

Assessment: The course employs multiple-choice test papers in exam conditions to evaluate your understanding and knowledge of the materials. This not only ensures you grasp the necessary information but also prepares you for the type of assessments you may encounter when seeking your official certification.

Accreditation Requirements: We will guide you through the NRSWA accreditation requirements to ensure you understand the necessary steps to become a qualified supervisor under the Act.

Focus on Safety: A significant part of the course is dedicated to teaching you how to ensure the safety of your team and the public, as well as how to protect the structural integrity of roads and streets during works.

This course will not only help you understand your role as a supervisor but also empower you with the knowledge and skills required to ensure safety, collaboration, and compliance in street works operations. By covering all these aspects in great detail, our NRSWA Supervisors Course ensures you are fully prepared for the challenges and responsibilities of your role.

Who Should Attend

The NRSWA Supervisors Course has been structured to cater to a specific audience who can benefit significantly from its comprehensive curriculum. If you fall into any of the following categories, this course is particularly well-suited to your needs:

Existing Supervisors: If you are already working as a supervisor in the field of street works, this course can enhance your knowledge, understanding, and application of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. The course will update you on any changes and developments in the field, ensuring you stay compliant with the current laws and regulations.

Aspiring Supervisors: For those planning to take on a supervisory role in street works, this course provides an excellent foundation. The extensive coverage of each topic offers a deep understanding of the regulations, safety requirements, and duties of a supervisor, preparing you for your future role.

Utility and Construction Professionals: If you are a professional involved in utilities, construction, or other related fields where street works are a regular occurrence, this course can be beneficial. It will give you insights into the process, safety measures, and regulations that govern street works, equipping you to handle such tasks more effectively and safely.

Local Authority Personnel: For individuals working within local authorities who interact with street works operations, this course can provide a valuable understanding of the processes and regulations involved, enabling more effective communication and coordination with street works teams.

Health and Safety Officers: As a health and safety officer, understanding the specific safety requirements of street works as stipulated by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 can be invaluable. This course will provide this knowledge, enhancing your ability to enforce and uphold safety regulations in your organization.

The NRSWA Supervisors Course is designed to be comprehensive and practical, providing skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately in the field. Regardless of your current position, if your role involves managing, overseeing, or coordinating street works, this course will be a beneficial addition to your professional development.

Course Outcomes

In this comprehensive NRSWA Supervisors course, you'll master the necessary skills, procedures, and legislation to effectively manage and oversee street works operations in accordance with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. Below, you'll find a breakdown of the outcomes and competencies you can expect to achieve through each unit of the course:

  • LA - Location and Avoidance: Acquire the knowledge and experience to successfully locate and avoid underground utilities and other highways services.

  • S1 - Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding: Gain expertise in assessing work site conditions, managing pedestrian and vehicular traffic safety, and controlling portable traffic signals.

  • S2 - Monitoring Excavation in the Highway: Develop proficiency in supervising excavation work according to codes of practice and specifications while avoiding damage to underground apparatus.

  • S3 - Monitoring Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials: Learn to supervise the selection and storage of backfill materials, the construction of the backfill layer, and how to protect underground apparatus during backfilling operations.

  • S4 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Sub-Base and Base in Non-Bituminous Materials: Acquire skills in overseeing the selection of non-bituminous materials, and the construction of the sub-base and base.

  • S5 - Monitoring Reinstatement in Bituminous Materials: Understand how to supervise the selection of bituminous materials (hot and cold-lay) and oversee the construction of flexible base (roadbase) and surface layers.

  • S6 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs: Understand how to supervise the preparation and reinstatement of concrete slabs within the carriageway.

  • S7 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways: Master the supervision of reinstatement of concrete blocks in carriageways or footways, the reinstatement of paving slabs in footways and the reinstatement of concrete footways.

By the end of this course, you'll be well-equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and qualifications to confidently supervise all aspects of street works operations under the NRSWA. You will be better prepared to ensure safety, minimize disruption, and collaborate effectively with all involved parties.

Units

NRSWA Operatives / Supervisors LA

This certificate has been designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to successfully locate and avoid underground utilities apparatus and highways services. The candidate will be able to interpret plans and confirm that they correspond with the work site. The candidate will be able to identify different underground utilities apparatus and highways services that are encountered during excavation and understand the hazards, risks and consequences of damaging them. The candidate must be able to select, prepare and use pipe and cable location equipment to identify and mark the location of underground utilities apparatus and highways services.

The unit teaching will typically take place over the course of half a day

NRSWA Supervisors S1

This certificate has been designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to successfully monitor the signing, lighting and guarding of a work site. The candidate will be able to monitor a work site survey to ensure that suitable provision is in place for the site location requirements. The candidate will be able to monitor the protection of pedestrians, site personnel and vehicular traffic on site. The candidate be able to monitor the provision and control of portable traffic signals in line with site location requirements and traffic conditions. The candidate will also be able to monitor site safety throughout the signing, lighting and guarding operation.

The unit teaching will typically take place over the course of one day

NRSWA Supervisors S2

This certificate has been designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate the skills and knowledge
required to monitor excavation in the highway. The candidate will be able to monitor excavation
work in line with the relevant specifications and codes of practice and will demonstrate how to
monitor the action taken to avoid damage to underground apparatus during excavation. The candidate will also be able to monitor the selection, storage and disposal of re-usable and unusable materials on site, and they will be able to monitor site safety throughout the excavation operation.

The unit teaching will typically take place over the course of half a day

NRSWA Supervisors S3

This certificate has been designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate the skills and knowledge
required to monitor the reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials. The candidate will be
able to monitor the selection and storage of backfill materials, monitor the selection of compaction
plant for backfilling operations, monitor the construction of the backfill layer, and monitor the action
taken to avoid damage to underground apparatus during backfilling. The candidate will also be able
to monitor site safety throughout backfill operations.

The unit teaching will typically take place over the course of half a day

NRSWA Supervisors S4

This certificate has been designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to monitor the reinstatement of sub-base and base in non-bituminous materials. The candidate will be able to monitor the selection of non-bituminous materials, monitor the selection of compaction plant for the reinstatement of sub-base and base and monitor the construction of the sub-base and base. The candidate will also be able to monitor site safety throughout sub-base and base reinstatement.

The unit teaching will typically take place over the course of half a day

NRSWA Supervisors S5

This certificate has been designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to monitor the reinstatement of surface layers in bituminous materials. The candidate will be able to monitor the selection of bituminous materials (hot and cold-lay), monitor the selection of compaction plant for the reinstatement of bituminous materials and monitor the construction of the flexible base (roadbase) and surface layers. The candidate will also be able to monitor site safety throughout sub-base and base reinstatement.

The unit teaching will typically take place over the course of half a day

NRSWA Supervisors S6

This certificate has been designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to monitor the reinstatement of concrete slabs. The candidate will be able to monitor preparation and construction of concrete slab and will be able to monitor site safety throughout concrete slab reinstatement.

The unit teaching will typically take place over the course of half a day

NRSWA Supervisors S7

This certificate has been designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate the skills and knowledge
required to monitor the reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways. The candidate
will be able to monitor the reinstatement of concrete blocks (or similar modules) in carriageways or
footways, the reinstatement of paving slabs in footways and the reinstatement of concrete
footways. The candidate will also be able to monitor site safety throughout modular surface and
concrete footway reinstatement.

The unit teaching will typically take place over the course half a day

 

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