Course Introduction

The New Roads and Street Works Act offer training in line with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 for excavation and reinstatement. The NRSWA for Operative course is taught through hands on learning with many areas covered in nine units. The units are broken down into:

  • The location of underground services
  • Avoiding underground services
  • Signing
  • Excavation, specifications, techniques, types of roads and materials
  • Guarding
  • Reinstatement and the compaction of backfill materials
  • Reinstatement of the sub-base
  • Reinstatement of road base materials
  • Lighting
  • Practices of installation and reinstatement of the cold lay bituminous materials.
  • Specifications and the types of materials
  • Reinstating modular surfaces and the concrete footways

Who is the New Road and Street Work Act Course Aimed Towards?

In order to be accepted on the NRSWA course you will need to have some experience in the construction or civil engineering sectors. You will need to bring some equipment with you in order to work on the practical parts of the course which are:

  • Goggles and ear defenders
  • Safety boots
  • Overalls
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Florescent jacket
  • Gloves

Gain a Recognised City and Guilds Qualification

By completing the course successfully you gain a recognised qualification and gain accreditation to the standards set out by the City & Guilds.

New Roads and Street Works Act Course Duration

You will need to attend five days of training if you wish to take part and complete the NRSWA course. There are many locations where training is provided up and down the country and at several times of the year.

NRSWA Assessment and Success

To be awarded with the qualification will be given practical assessments which you will need to pass.

Benefits for Employers

Employers gain qualified employees and contractors who are aware of the New Road Works Act 1991 and work to the standards required.