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NRSWA Reinstatement of the Highway training course

Course code: NRSWA Ops/Sups

Course overview

A 5 day training course for both operatives and supervisors, designed to ensure compliance with current NRSWA legislation and approved code of practice.

Units covered within the course:


  • LA = Unit 1 - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
  • O1 = Unit 2 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • O2 = Unit 3 - Excavation in the Highway
  • O3 = Unit 4 - Re-instatement and Compaction Backfill Materials
  • O4 = Unit 5 - Re-instatement of Sub-Base and Road base in Non-Bituminous Materials
  • O5 = Unit 6 - Re-instatement in Cold-lay Bituminous Materials
  • O8 = Unit 9 - Re-instatement of Modular surfaces and concrete Footways


  • LA = Unit 1 - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
  • S1 = Unit 10 - Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • S2 = Unit 11 - Monitoring Excavation in the Highway
  • S3 = Unit 12 - Monitoring Re-instatement and Compaction Backfill Materials
  • S4 = Unit 13 - Monitoring Re-instatement of Sub-Base and Road base in Non-Bituminous Materials
  • S5 = Unit 14 - Monitoring Re-instatement in Bituminous Materials
  • S7 = Unit 16 - Monitoring Re-instatement of Modular surfaces and concrete Footways
NRSWA Reinstatement of 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 to remove it in the correct sequence, once work has been completed.
  • Gain a better understanding of different methods of excavation, and the tools and equipment used.
  • Have an ability to carry out or supervise reinstatement of openings in the highway in accordance with current stipulated procedures.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • The avoidance of serious injury and major harm to employees and evidence of assessment and qualifications towards competence of employees.
  • Improved planning and supervision of works carried out in the highway.
  • Employees who feel they can make a greater contribution to the workplace and who feel their employer has made an investment in their future.
  • Reduction of costs through significantly reduced number of fines.

What you will learn

  • Hazards and risk control measures associated with working in the highway.
  • How to avoid direct contact with underground services, by correct application of cable detection equipment, following plans, drawings and maps.
  • Ability to set out signing, lighting and guarding equipment in a prescriptive manner according to type and speed of road, and to remove equipment in the correct sequence, in order to afford maximum protection to other road users, the public and workforce.
  • How to excavate safely within highways and footpaths, using correct tools and equipment.
  • Know how to reinstate footpaths and highways in accordance with current requirements, having previously selected and stored excavated materials for re-use.
  • To place and compact backfill and sub-base materials.
  • Laying and compaction of cold-lay bituminous materials.
  • Supervise activities, if appropriate.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment and certification from CABWI, together with a Streetworks card detailing all units undertaken and level of competence achieved, which is valid for five years, in accordance with the requirements of SWQR.

How is this training delivered?

  • The theoretical aspects of the course is delivered in the classroom, but there is an emphasis on a hands-on experience, using all appropriate tools and equipment under constant supervision.
  • Assessment focuses on learners demonstrating their knowledge by practical assessments to agreed criteria, and by successful completion of multi choice question papers for each unit.

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
NRSWA Ops/Sups
5 day course
Price from
£640.00 + £100.00 certification

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N.B. Places = Places left

Start dateStart dateEnd dateLocationExc. VATInc. VATPlaces left 
21/03/2022Mon 21 Mar 2022Fri 25 Mar 2022 Swindon £640.00£768.00 5+
23/05/2022Mon 23 May 2022Fri 27 May 2022 Derby £640.00£768.00 2
06/06/2022Mon 06 Jun 2022Fri 10 Jun 2022 Swindon £640.00£768.00 4
11/07/2022Mon 11 Jul 2022Fri 15 Jul 2022 Derby £640.00£768.00 5+

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