Streetworks Training


The main purpose of the New Roads & Street works Act is to standardise all highways work to ensure the highways authorities & utilities companies co-ordinate their work activities. This will lead to increased Road Safety, reducing disruption and minimise congestion to the general public and road users.

ITS training courses meet the requirements of the New Roads and Street works Act (NRSWA) and are made up of a number of units covering the work activities involved in Street works. Whether operatives are setting up traffic lights and signs or excavating and reinstating the highway, an appropriate training certificate is required for one person working in every gang.

Who should attend the New road and street works training courses?

Anyone that is required to work in the public highway. This includes gas, water, electric and telecoms workers etc...

Are ITS accredited to carry out the New Roads and street works training courses?

We are accredited by City & Guilds and when the NRSWA training course has been successfully completed the unit accreditation training certificates are then submitted to the C&G NRSWA register to issue a Street works card. Please note that a minimum of three Street work training units must be achieved to be eligible for The NRSWA SCOTVEC trained operative Card.

There are many different units under the Street works Act for operatives and supervisors.

Streetworks Units for Operatives

NRSWA Unit 1 Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
Training will be given in the use of cable avoidance equipment and developing your skills in identifying Utilities Plans, symbols and apparatus.
NRSWA Unit 2 Signing, Lighting & Guarding.
Training will be given in the use of cable avoidance equipment and developing your skills in identifying Utilities Plans, symbols and apparatus.
NRSWA Unit 3 Excavation in the Highway
The training given will enable you to identify different types of footway carrigeways correctly, excavate, provide protection to underground apparatus, select and store suitable excavated material for backfill.
NRSWA Unit 4 Reinstatement & Compaction of Backfill Materials
Following training you will be able to identify road type, select suitable material for backfill, backfill to the NRWSA standards and dispose of surplus materials Safely.
NRSWA Unit 5 Reinstatement of Sub-Base & Road-base in Non Bituminous Materials.
To enable you to complete unit 4 you will be trained in the identification and preparation of differing layers of backfill materials.
NRSWA Unit 6 Reinstatement in cold-Lay Bituminous Material
Training is given in preparing and constructing layers to receive cold lay surfacing materials.
NRSWA Unit 7 Reinstatement in Hot-Lay Bituminous Materials.
Trained as above with the addition of laying hot materials
NRSWA Unit 8 Reinstatement of Concrete slabs.
Prepare sub base, edges and reinforcement materials to enable you to form a concrete slab tied- in to existing surfacing This training is essential for concrete road works
NRSWA Unit 9 Reinstatement of Modular & Concrete Footways
This training will prepare you for the removal of existing surfaces prepare bedding materials to enable you to lay modular and/or concrete surfacing.

Street works Units for Supervisors

These units mirror the above contents but will enable a trained operative to Supervise and identify any misdemeanours of the NRSWA being perpetrated by the work force

NRSWA Unit 1 Required if Candidate has not previously achieved
NRSWA Unit 10 Monitoring Signing, Lighting & Guarding.
NRSWA Unit 11 Monitoring Excavation in the Highway
NRSWA Unit 12 Monitoring Reinstatement & Compaction of Backfill Materials
NRSWA Unit 13 Monitoring Reinstatement of Sub-Base & Road-base in Non Bituminous Materials
NRSWA Unit 14 Monitoring Reinstatement in Bituminous Materials.
NRSWA Unit 15 Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete slabs.
NRSWA Unit 16 Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular & Concrete Footways

To achieve Street works training qualifications the candidate must achieve a minimum of 3 units, however in many cases the candidate will start by carrying out a 5 day training programme and if successful will achieve the 6 or 7 street works units.
For Street work operative unit 1 to 6 + 9
For Street works supervisors 1 + 10 to 14 or a candidate can obtain individual Street works units by attending 1 day modules.

In addition to New Roads & Street works act training, Industrial Training Services Ltd offer a number of construction related training courses e.g.

  • CPCS Training & Testing for construction plant operators.
  • Confined Space Training.
  • Trench Support Training.
  • Abrasive wheels Training.
  • First Aider Training.
  • PASMA Scaffold Tower Training.
  • Forklift Operator Training.

All training courses offered by Industrial Training Services Ltd are in accordance with the requirements of the Health & Safety Executive and construction & industrial management committees.