Develop expands NRSWA course offerings through Norwich training centre

   06 February 2024     News

Develop Training, the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, is pleased to announce it will now deliver National Road and Street Works Act (NRSWA) courses from its Norwich location. 

The courses will be delivered at the new training centre that was recently opened in partnership with parent company, JTL.

As one of the few providers of NRSWA training in the local area, Develop is positioned to meet the growing demands for specialised training programmes in Norfolk.

Develop is fully equipped to deliver the NRSWA Reinstatement of the Highway (NRSWA Ops/Sups) course at the Norwich centre. The centre will host two full NRSWA courses on 11th March and 29th April, providing delegates with essential skills and knowledge required for working on new roads and streetworks.

In addition to NRSWA courses, Develop also offers a range of related courses, including:

Develop’s commitment to excellence in compliance, technical and safety training ensures that delegates gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to meet industry standards and regulations.

Kate Denial, Cross Industry Training Manager at Develop, commented:

We are delighted for Develop to be one of a small number of exclusive providers for this NRSWA training in Norfolk and East Anglia. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality training to utility industry professionals across the UK, supporting them in achieving the required skills to meet compliance and safety standards.”

To find out more about Develop’s full range of street works (NRSWA) courses please visit:

The Crucial Role of NRSWA Street Works Training Highlighted by Recent £2 Million Fine

   24 January 2024     News

Newport City Council Faces Hefty Penalty Following Tragic Street Works Incident

In recent weeks, Newport City Council has been slapped with a staggering £2 million fine by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a highway operative lost their life while performing road repair works. The tragic incident has sparked renewed emphasis on the imperative need for high quality street works training to ensure the safety of workers on our roads.

The HSE investigation revealed that the council failed to implement all reasonably practicable measures to create a safe working environment. The deficiencies included the absence of a suitable and sufficient safety zone between the road works area and the live part of the carriageway, as well as a lack of proper measures to secure the perimeter of the road works site against workers entering the running lane.

The incident, which resulted in the loss of 57-year-old Stephen Bell, underscores the critical role that NRSWA street works training plays in preventing accidents and ensuring the well-being of those working on our roads. The NRSWA training programme is designed to equip highway operatives and workers with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their duties safely and efficiently.

A stark message to those involved in street works

The HSE’s findings have sparked concerns about the level of compliance with safety regulations across various local authorities. The £2 million fine sends a stark message to councils and organisations involved in street works, emphasising the importance of adhering to safety protocols and providing adequate training to personnel.

NRSWA training covers a range of essential topics, including the establishment of safety zones, securing work areas, and implementing measures to prevent unauthorised access to potentially dangerous zones. Regular updates and continuous training are paramount to keeping workers abreast of the latest safety standards and protocols. Proactive measures, such as regular safety audits and comprehensive training initiatives, can also contribute significantly to preventing accidents and saving lives.

Safety of street works operatives a top priority

As the tragic incident in Newport prompts a reflection on safety practices within the industry, the spotlight is now firmly on the importance of NRSWA street works training as an indispensable tool for safeguarding the well-being of those who work tirelessly to maintain and improve our road infrastructure. It is a reminder that safety should always be a top priority, and investing in the training and development of our workforce is a crucial step towards achieving that goal.

Need streetworks (NRSWA) training?

At Develop Training we’ve NRSWA courses to meet the training needs of every street works discipline; from signing, lighting and guarding, to reinstating the highways, dropping a kerb, and locating and avoiding underground apparatus. We deliver NRSWA training at centres across the UK including: Derby, Swindon, York, Essex, Manchester, Norwich, Birmingham & Linlithgow in Scotland. We can also deliver onsite training if required.

Click here to view our full range of NRSWA training for Operatives and Supervisors.

Alternatively, you can speak to our Customer Service team on 0800 876 6708 or email

Further information about streetworks training can be found in our streetworks FAQ’s.


Develop receives excellent feedback following CABWI EQA visit

   31 May 2023         News

Last month Develop underwent an EQA (External Quality Assurance) visit from CABWI, a nationally recognised awarding body specialising in qualifications for the water and utilities industries. All of our Street Works courses are recognised through CABWI, as well as the majority of our Confined Spaces courses.

We’re delighted to say that the feedback was excellent, and we have included an excerpt from the assessment below:

Develop demonstrated: “High quality delivery over all qualifications using very experienced industry professionals, top quality IT systems and excellent management of all ongoing delivery programmes.”

Outstanding feedback for our CABWI accredited Street Works and Confined Spaces courses

We are proud to have received such a positive response from CABWI’s assessors, and we recognise that the quality of our provision has been kept at a particularly high level by our in-house quality assurance team.

Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) is critical for maintaining the integrity of training and assessments within Develop. It’s a comprehensive process that monitors the teaching, learning and assessment activities of all our training programmes. Managed by Gary Fisher, the quality assurance team work to ensure that the quality or our training and assessment is always considered ‘outstanding’. This is done through ongoing internal quality assurance, observations, quality checks and meetings with all approving officials to ensure we stay ahead of the curve.

The dedication of the quality team, the love of what we do, and the ongoing hard work of all our trainers is what makes Develop continue to provide qualifications that are up to the highest standards. This means that employers and delegates can rest assured they’re getting the very best training and qualifications available on the market.

Quality Assurance at Develop Training

If you would like to find out more about our quality assurance team and the fantastic work that they do in not only monitoring the standards of Develop, but of training operations around the world, click here:

NRSWA Safety, Quality and Compliance course

   26 May 2021         News

The Street (Road) Works – Safety, Quality and Compliance Certificate has been designed for those who set or implement policy, manage or supervise staff that inspect or audit street works, and for those that carry out inspections or audits of ongoing or completed street works.

NRSWA Certificate

The certificate was developed by the Training and Accreditation Group TAG on behalf of HAUC (UK).

Typically, Candidates will include those inspectors / auditors and their senior managers who operate on behalf of a Highway (or Roads) Authority or their nominated agent, on behalf of a Statutory Undertaker or their contractual agents or for an independent Street Works quality assurance organisation and also those contractors that operate under New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA).

This Certificate does not in any way, replace or supersede the existing NRSWA qualification requirements, as prescribed within the individual Street Works (Qualifications of Operatives and Supervisors) Regulations of the four devolved nations of the United Kingdom (UK).

Certificate modules

The Certificate contains three modules:

Module 1 – Legislation and Codes of Practice

Module 2 – Auditing or Inspecting Excavation, Backfill and Reinstatement Quality and Compliance

Module 3  – Auditing or Inspecting Signing, Lighting and Guarding Safety and Compliance

All three modules must be achieved in order to achieve the HAUC (UK) Street (Road) Works – Safety, Quality and Compliance Certificate.

Professional accreditations