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NRSWA Excavation in the Highway training course

Course code: NRSWA LA+O1,O2/S1,S2

Course overview

A 3 day training course for operatives who work and excavate in the highways, therefore, needing to locate underground apparatus, and apply signing, lighting and guarding in order to protect road users, pedestrians and the workforce. Learners will also learn about methods of excavation, and the tools used during excavation activities. The course can also be undertaken by those supervising such work.

NRSWA Excavation in the Highway

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • A comprehensive understanding of the risks, and control measures to be applied around buried services in order to avoid direct contact with them.
  • Better planning of work in the highway, to promote a safe system of work, install signing, lighting and guarding correctly, and remove in the correct sequence once work has been completed.
  • Have an understanding of different methods of excavation and the tools and equipment used.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • The avoidance of serious injury and major harm to employees or the public. Gain evidence of assessment and qualifications towards competence of employees and supervisors.
  • Reduction in costs of fines, and an enhanced reputation for the organisation.

What you will learn

  • Risks and control measures to apply, in order to prevent striking underground services.
  • How to use cable detection equipment accurately, and to be able to follow, drawings, plans and maps.
  • How to set out signing, lighting and guarding in the correct sequence according to the speed and type of highway; understand and use traffic control measures, and take down all signing, lighting and guarding equipment in the correct sequence, once the work is finished.
  • Gain theoretical and practical experience around excavation in the highway.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • Upon successful completion of written and practical assessments, learners will receive a CABWI certificate, detailing the units undertaken, and a Streetworks Card registered with SWQR will also be issued to each competent person or supervisor, endorsing the qualification, and this will remain valid for five years.

How is this training delivered?

  • The theoretical aspects of the course are delivered in the classroom, and there is an emphasis on gaining practical 'hands on'’ experience of all equipment necessary to complete the work safely and accurately; this is undertaken in our purpose built facilities under continual supervision.
  • Assessment focuses on learners carrying out practical activities, against a set criteria, and the completion of multi choice question papers.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners should bring their own safety footwear, eye protection, hearing protection, waterproof clothing, high visibility vest/clothing, hard hat and working gloves for the practical exercises.

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Course dates

Course code
3 day course
Price from
£444.00 + £60.00 certification

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N.B. Places = Places left

Start dateStart dateEnd dateLocationExc. VATInc. VATPlaces left 
11/04/2022Mon 11 Apr 2022Wed 13 Apr 2022 Brentwood £444.00£532.80 5+
19/04/2022Tue 19 Apr 2022Thu 21 Apr 2022 Swindon £444.00£532.80 5+
20/06/2022Mon 20 Jun 2022Wed 22 Jun 2022 Manchester £444.00£532.80 5+
20/06/2022Mon 20 Jun 2022Wed 22 Jun 2022 Brentwood £444.00£532.80 5+

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