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NRSWA Operatives Hot Lay LA 0106 08

Learn the relevant units of competence for the work being carried out and get certified



The skills and knowledge to perform operative duties in line with the NRSW Act 1991.



Reinstatement of construction layers in hot-lay and cold-lay bituminous materials


NRSWA Certificate and Streetworks Card, detailing your units of competence and this is valid for 5 years.

Course Details

Who Attends?
This programme is designed for Operatives who carry out excavation, backfill and reinstatement of various materials for undertaking street works.
The Aim?
To provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform operative duties to the standards prescribed by SQA in-line with the NRSWA Act 1991, in order to safeguard themselves and others.
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 as prescribed by SQA standards in-line with current legislation, and ACOP where applicable
Provide a safe working environment for themselves and others.
Course Content
  • 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 non-bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of cold-lay bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways
Methods Used

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).

Additional Information

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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