New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) 1991 - Supervisor

Key Details

  • Available at
  • Level
  • Study Mode
  • Programme Area
    Construction and the Built Environment
  • Course Length

    5 days

  • Course Type
    Short Course
  • Bilingual

Course Description

This course teaches the skills supervisors need to carry out work to the standards of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 - the legal framework for street works.

It is for new roads and street work supervisors who:

  • locate underground apparatus
  • set up equipment for works in the highway
  • carry out excavation, backfill and reinstatement

Course Content:

You will become competent in the supervision of manual excavation and reinstatement on the highway, including:

  • Location and avoidance of underground services
  • Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding; co-ordination procedures and code of practice
  • Monitoring excavation in the highway; specifications, techniques, road types, materials
  • Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
  • Monitoring reinstatement of non-bituminous sub-base and road-base materials
  • Monitoring laying practices and reinstatement of bituminous materials; specification and types of materials
  • Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete highways

Entry Criteria

No formal entry requirements.


  • Classroom Taught
  • Practical Tasks


  • Written assessment
  • Practical Task and Observation


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