This unit is required by construction/utility operatives who, under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, are required to demonstrate their competence in laying cold bituminous surfacing materials.
The skills and knowledge to perform operative duties to the standards prescribed by SQA in-line with the NRSWA Act 1991
What is needed to work safely and competently in this area in order to safeguard themselves and others.
This certificate shows that you have achieved the relevant units of competence for the work being carried out
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 as prescribed by SQA standards in-line with current legislation, and ACOP where applicable.
Provide a safe working environment for themselves and others.
- Location of underground apparatus
- Signing, lighting and guarding
- Excavation in the highway
- Reinstatement of compaction and backfill materials
- Reinstatement of sub-base and road base no bituminous materials
- Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials
- Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways
A high proportion of group exercises with continuous oral and practical assessments, supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials. A training group may contain a mix of both operatives and supervisors. Sessions will be varied within the overall framework to allow the most effective development of the candidate. Delegates attending this course should be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training. Training may be permitted at your own location subject to approval by the awarding body (further information is available on request).
Various combinations of the units will lead to a full Street Works qualification for which an SWQR card will be awarded.
1-5 Days (subject to units)
Courses are available in certificates LA, O1-O5 and O8. In addition, various combinations of the certificates will lead to a full Street Works qualification for which an SWQR card will be awarded.
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