NRSWA Streetworks Training

Streetworks Unit 2/10
Signing, Lighting & Guarding

The signing, lighting and guarding training course (Streetworks unit 2/10) is designed to ensure site operative/supervisors understand the requirements of the Streetworks and road works Code of Practice.

It is intended to help you to safely carry out signing, lighting and guarding of Streetworks and road works on all highways and roads, except motorways and any dual carriageways with a speed limit of 50 mph or more.

NRSWA Streetworks Training Provider For Essex, London & the South East

Overview

This Streetworks training course is directed at operatives, supervisors, managers, planners and designers who are responsible for making sure that all Streetworks and road works are safe for both operatives and the general public, road users including pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians (horse riders) should not be put at risk, and should be able to see the extent and nature of any obstruction well before they reach it.

Particular attention must be paid to the needs of disabled people and other vulnerable groups such as elderly people, children and those with pushchairs. The signing, lighting and guarding course is to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the legal requirements to enable them to follow the procedures for setting out signing, lighting and guarding in the highway.

Signing, lighting and guarding training:

Signing, lighting and guarding training will provide site operatives in construction/highways with the skills and knowledge to effectively and safely carry out signing, lighting and guarding work in the highway and for supervisors to supervise signing, lighting and guarding work in the highway.

The signing, lighting and guarding training course is designed mainly for operatives and supervisors who are assigned responsibility to setup/supervise signing, lighting and guarding equipment for construction, repair or maintenance work in roadways and highways.

Successful completion of signing, lighting and guarding training:

After successfully completing a signing, lighting and guarding training course; candidates can complete a City & Guilds assessment of unit 2 or 10 of the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991 in signing, lighting and guarding. This qualification can be linked to a number of others under the same act. All candidates will be trained and tested by one of our fully accredited, expert signing, lighting and guarding training instructors.

Course Content

There is no substitute for thorough signing, lighting and guarding training in all aspects of identifying, setting up and supervising signing, lighting and guarding. Any training course covers at least the following:

  • The need for safer roadworks, basic signs and equipment
  • The need for signing for pedestrian and vehicular traffic
  • The procedures for setting out signs
  • Types of Traffic Control
  • Traffic control by “give and take” systems
  • Traffic control by priority signs
  • Traffic control by stop and go boards
  • Traffic control by portable signals
  • How to sign, light and guard footways with temporary footway in carriageway
  • Works on two-lane single carriageway road (conspicuous vehicle)
  • Works in centre of two-lane single carriageway
  • Works on 40mph dual carriageway, road right-hand lane closed to traffic
  • Works on 40mph dual carriageway, road left hand lane closed to traffic
  • Works at pedestrian crossings (pelican crossing)
  • Works at road junctions
  • Works at traffic signals
  • Setting up signing, lighting and guarding in a single 2 way, 2 lane carriageway with a speed limit of 30 mph and a width between 3.25 and 3.7metres
  • Removing signing, lighting and guarding equipment

Course Outcomes

At the end the NRSWA Streetworks signing, lighting and guarding training course; candidates should have a good understanding of:

  •  The need for safer roadworks, basic signs and equipment
  • The need for signing for pedestrian and vehicular traffic
  • The procedures for setting out signs
  • Types of traffic Control
  • Traffic control by “give and take” systems
  • Traffic control by priority signs
  • Traffic control by stop and go boards
  • Traffic control by portable signals
  • How to sign, light and guard footways with temporary footway in carriageway
  • Works on two lane single carriageway road (conspicuous vehicle)
  • Works in centre of two lane single carriageway
  • Works on 40mph dual carriageway, road right hand lane closed to traffic
  • Works on 40mph dual carriageway, road left hand lane closed to traffic
  • Works at pedestrian crossings (pelican crossing)
  • Works at road junctions
  • Works at traffic signals
  • Setting up signing, lighting and guarding in a single 2 way, 2 lane carriageway with a speed limit of 30 mph and a width between 3.25 and 3.7metres
  • Removing signing, lighting and guarding equipment

At the end of the Signing, lighting and guarding training course the candidate should be able to achieve the required standards of the City & Guilds theory and practical test.

If the candidate completes the signing, lighting and guarding training course and he/she elects to take the City & Guilds unit 2 or 10 assessment, and is successful, they will receive a City & Guilds certificate and an SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) card.

Who needs NRSWA Streetworks Unit 2/10 Training?

The NRSWA Streetworks signing, lighting and guarding training course is designed mainly for operatives and supervisors who are assigned responsibility to setup/supervise signing, lighting and guarding equipment for construction, repair or maintenance work in roadways and highways.

Legality

The following legislation is covered on a Streetworks unit 2/10 course:

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Streetworks and Road works Code of Practice
The New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991
(PUWER) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

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