The SA006 accreditation provides basic knowledge regarding legislation and dangers associated with safe working in a utility construction environment. Learners are provided with the knowledge to understand the hazards and potential risks associated with civils works in utilities environment. This accreditation is particularly aimed at individuals who work in a telecommunication (or similar utility/construction) environment. It also enables learners to gain knowledge of compliance with Health and Safety legislation. This accreditation tests learners’ knowledge and understanding of dangers associated with these works and the safety precautions required while working in civils.
Please be aware the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires at least one person on site to hold a Street Works card to work on the highway.
This Smart Awards accreditation is based on a pre-requisite that any work on the highway requires appropriate Street Works accreditation to be held by an individual working on site, and that this individual is qualified to check that the planned provision of footways, traffic lanes and safety zones determined by the site survey meets with the requirements of the site location and approved procedures and practices required by the NRSWA 1991.
Some companies’ policies may vary where more than one person on site is required to hold a valid Street Works card.