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Reinstatement of Highway training course

Course code: NRSWA Ops/Sups  |  View the training area

Course overview

A 5 day training course designed for supervision/skillset of operatives who reinstate roadways in line with the 2nd Edition Specification for Reinstatement of Openings in the Highway and the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, revised 2002 Code of Practice.

N.B. The individual attending will be able to complete the Operatives or Supervisor Units during this course.

Reinstatement of Highway

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • Greater understanding of the risks associated with striking underground services.
  • Skills to identify underground structures.
  • Better planning of work in the highway and better safety in and around excavations.
  • Compliance with SWQR (Streetworks Qualifications Register) registration scheme.
  • Confidence in the supervision of employees and contractors (for Supervisors).

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Improved safety and compliance.
  • Improved planning of works in the highway.
  • Better reinstatement, right first time.
  • Employees feel their employer has made an investment in them.

What you will learn

  • Skills and knowledge to carry out / supervise work to the standards required by the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (Second Edition 2002).
  • The risks associated with striking underground apparatus.
  • To recognise the signs of underground services and interpret utility plans.
  • To use tools, including CAT and Genny to locate underground structures.
  • To mark services ready for excavation.
  • An awareness of signing, lighting and guarding the workplace and the erection of temporary traffic signals.
  • Methods of excavation, safety measures and the use of road drills and saws, and how to support utility apparatus within the excavation.
  • Selection and storage of excavated materials for re-use.
  • Placing and compaction of backfill and sub-base materials.
  • Laying and compaction of cold-lay bituminous materials.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This NRSWA course incorporates assessment and certification under the Awarding Body scheme (Units 1-6 and 9 for Operatives and Units 1, 10-14 and 16 for Supervisors).
  • The course also supports registration with SWQR.

How is this training delivered?

  • Theory for the course is delivered in the classroom but there is an emphasis on practicing skills in and around the highway in a low risk, supervised and controlled situation. Learners tell us they value the opportunity to practice skills in a real live situation.
  • Excavations/reinstatement is undertaken in purpose-built training facilities.
  • The Awarding Body qualification is assessed through written tests and observation of practical exercises.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners should bring safety boots, hard hat, eye protection, ear protection, working gloves, waterproof clothing and high visibility clothing to use in the practical exercises.
  • Learners can bring with them any materials used by their own employer, copies of risk assessments, or management systems, so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.

Course dates

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

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N.B. Places = Places left

Start dateStart dateEnd dateCentreExc. VATInc. VATPlaces left 
17/08/2020Mon 17 Aug 2020Fri 21 Aug 2020 Swindon £640.00£768.00 1
21/09/2020Mon 21 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020 Swindon £640.00£768.00 5+
12/10/2020Mon 12 Oct 2020Fri 16 Oct 2020 Derby £640.00£768.00 5+
19/10/2020Mon 19 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020 Swindon £640.00£768.00 5+
09/11/2020Mon 09 Nov 2020Fri 13 Nov 2020 Swindon £640.00£768.00 5+
23/11/2020Mon 23 Nov 2020Fri 27 Nov 2020 Derby £640.00£768.00 5+
07/12/2020Mon 07 Dec 2020Fri 11 Dec 2020 Swindon £640.00£768.00 5+

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