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NRSWA Operatives Training

The aim of this Operatives training course is to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform operative duties to the standards prescribed in-line with the NRSWA Act 1991, in order to safeguard themselves and others.



You will learn the skills to carry out street works to the standards required by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.



Under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, the installation, renewal, maintenance and inspection of underground apparatus in any street or road must be under the control of competent people.


Street Works ID card for employment covered by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

Course Details

Who Attends?

This programme is designed for Operatives who carry out excavation, backfill and reinstatement of various materials for undertaking street works.

New Roads and Street Works (NRSWA) training is compulsory for anyone who may be involved in working on and adjacent to the public highways.

We offer the full range of modules from cable avoidance to excavation and reinstatement for Operatives and Supervisors. Our street works training is delivered at a purpose built centre.

The Aim?

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

Summarise the requirements of the NRSW Act 1991

Select appropriate personal protective and safety equipment as required to carry out street works activities.

Perform duties of each unit and/or qualification in-line with current legislation, and ACOP where applicable.

Provide a safe working environment for themselves and others

Course Content
  • Unit 001 – Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Unit 002 – Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • Unit 003 – Excavation in the highway
  • Unit 004 – Reinstatement of compaction and backfill materials
  • Unit 005 – Reinstatement of sub-base and road base non-bituminous materials
  • Unit 006 – Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials
  • Unit 009 – Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways
Methods Used

Courses are available in units 001 – 006 and 009 and a separate certificate is issued for each unit.




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“The training went very well, at a good steady pace throughout. I had excellent support which without I wouldn’t have got through the course.On various courses with different training providers, I never got this level of support throughout and even felt neglected at times.

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