What is the NRSWA (Streetworks) Course

Posted on written by Tom Williamson

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) exists to ensure safety and correct practice when carrying out any work on roads, highways and footpaths. It is there to minimise risk to both workers and the public.

NRSWA training is separated into sections and units so that you can design your street works course to suit your needs. There are also different versions of the course if you are an NRSWA Operative or Supervisor.

NRSWA training is commonly referred to as ‘Streetworks’ or ‘Streetworks Training’. This can be confusing when booking your course, so make sure you know what courses you need before confirming your bookings. If you are unsure, please give our team a call on 0800 0213 263.

Upon completion of your course, you will gain an NRSWA card. This is needed to prove that you have completed the course and are ready to carry out work. An NRSWA Card is also commonly known as a Streetworks ticket or pass.

NRSWA Units

If you need an NRSWA Operative course, the following units are for you.

  • Unit LA – Location and avoidance of underground apparatus. 
  • Unit O1 – Signing, lighting and guarding. 
  • Unit O2 – Excavation in the highway. 
  • Unit O3 – Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials. 
  • Unit O4 – Reinstatement of sub-base and road base in non-bituminous materials. 
  • Unit O5 – Reinstatement in cold-lay bituminous materials. 
  • Unit O6 – Reinstatement in hot-lay bituminous materials. 
  • Unit O7 – Reinstatement of concrete slabs. 
  • Unit O8 – Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways.

If you need an NRSWA Supervisor course, the following units are for you. Please note that both the Operative and Supervisor will need to complete Unit LA: Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.

  • Unit LA – Location and avoidance of underground apparatus. 
  • Unit S1 – Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding. 
  • Unit S2 – Monitoring excavation in the highway. 
  • Unit S3 – Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials. 
  • Unit S4 – Monitoring reinstatement of sub-base and road base in non-bituminous materials. 
  • Unit S5 – Monitoring reinstatement in bituminous materials. 
  • Unit S6 – Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs. 
  • Unit S7 – Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footway.

NOTE: It is common for people working on the roads to only need Unit O1: Signing, Lighting and Guarding. You can book this separately on our course page.

Expiration

When you receive your NRSWA Card, you will see an expiration date on the front. This is five years from when you pass your qualification. Once your expiration has hit, you are due to attend and complete a refresher course. You have another five years after this expiration in which you can take the refresher, but please note it is invalid and does not permit you to continue work until you hold an updated NRSWA card.

Book an NRSWA

If you are interested in booking an NRSWA training course with us, you can visit the course page here or call us on 0800 0213 263.

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