Classroom Course Introduction

The NRSWA for Supervisor course teaches those in the industry the standards necessary to work in line with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 for excavation and reinstatement. The course has been broken down into units which are spread out throughout the duration of the course. You will learn how to work as a supervisor overseeing operatives and ensuring all the standards required are being followed.

The units of the New Roads and Street Works course include:

  • Location and how to avoid underground services
  • Monitoring signing and coordinating the procedures and codes of practice required
  • Lighting
  • Monitoring the excavation of the highway including specifications, techniques, the different road types and materials
  • Guarding
  • Monitoring the reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
  • Monitoring the return of non-bituminous sub-base and
  • Monitoring replacement of road base materials
  • Monitoring the laying practices and the restoration of the cold lay bituminous resources, the specifications and the different types of materials
  • Monitoring the replacement of surfaces and the concrete footways

Who is the NRSWA for Supervisors Course Aimed Towards?

This course is designed for supervisors who oversee the excavations and reinstatements of the public highways. You will need to have experience in the construction and or civil engineering sectors to be accepted onto the NRSWA supervisor course. It is essential you bring the necessary equipment required for the practical learning and assessments, these are:

  • Safety shoes or safety boots
  • Gloves and overalls
  • Ear defenders
  • Waterproof clothing and a florescent jacket

Gain a Recognised City and Guilds Street Works Qualification

The NRSWA supervisor certificate is recognised throughout the industry and can be used to help you gain employment or promotions when working in excavations and reinstatement of the highway. The course gives you accreditation to the standards set out by the City and Guilds. The course is led by a tutor over a period of five days. You can find the course at many different locations up and down the country, and the dates are frequent for training opportunities all year round.

Assessment and Success

In order to be awarded with the recognised qualification you will be tested through practical skills and written reports.

Benefits for Employers

Employers will gain qualified supervisors able to monitor and manage operatives working on excavations and reinstatements of the highway in accordance to the New Road Street Works Act.