New road and street works are prevalent across the UK, working to keep our roads safe and traffic moving. With so much reliance on our roads and infrastructure's quality, time, and safety, the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) provides a compulsory framework for new roads and street works activities to meet needs and standards.
This Certification and Assessment Board for the Water Industry (CABWI) Refresher Plus certification delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding of New Roads & Street Works - Operatives (Units 1- 9/ LA, 01- O8. It is primarily aimed at anyone with a street works operative card that has expired within the last five years or is within six months of expiry.
The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates benefit from training in our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach to how we do business.
Our occupationally and technically-experienced educators will coach delegates in this two-day course, with a brief refresher session for each unit followed by a theory exam.
This training is essential for operators to refresh their knowledge of the legislative framework, practical actions they must take, safety principles and more in NRSW. In addition, delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures and appropriate documentation and classifications.
The course content includes:
- Locating and avoiding underground apparatus
- Appropriate signing, lighting and guarding
- Excavation on the highway
- Reinstating compacting and backfill materials
- Reinstating sub-base and road base non-bituminous materials
- Reinstating bituminous materials
- Reinstating concrete roads
- Reinstating modular surfaces and concrete footways
At the end of the training, successful delegates will be requalified in all the modules from their previous street works card qualification.
Who Should Attend?
This CABWI Certification is for anyone with a street works operative card that has expired within the last five years or is within six months of expiry.
This two-day comprehensive theory course refreshes delegates in understanding the challenges, processes and protocols of New Road and Street Works operations and regulations.
Quality and the customer experience are paramount to us here at Citrus. We work tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.
We proudly work with 85 of the country’s top 100 building services companies providing courses nationwide. As a CABWI approved training provider, we deliver The Street Works scheme through our accredited centres in our custom-built, real-world training facilities, offering safe and realistic training simulations.
Serving the sector for nearly 20 years, our dedicated trainers provide expert knowledge and occupational experience to deliver NRSW Courses. As a result, we’ve successfully delivered training for over 45,000 delegates across the New Roads and Street Works (NRSW) training category.
Things You Need to Know
This is a theory-based course with no practical elements.
Delegates need to provide a passport photograph on the day of training so we can issue their SWQR Cards.
We will require the following information before booking:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- NRSWA Units the candidate wishes to renew
- Copy of their existing NRSWA card
This course is only available in English. Translators are not allowed under the CABWI exam condition rules.
There is a five year grace period once the card has expired; however, please be aware you are not permitted to work on-site with an expired card.
No, this training can only take place at an accredited training centre.
This qualification is valid for five years.
The Operatives qualification is for delegates who do the job (setting out lights and digging, for example). Supervisors can ONLY supervise the Operatives and cannot do the physical job. Therefore, the Supervisor qualification DOES NOT qualify delegates to be an operative as well.
Certificates and cards can vary depending on the awarding body, usually taking six-eight weeks.
No, you will need a dual card to do this. You will need to do the operative and supervisor course if you need both.
No, you will need your SWQR card to gain access to site.
There will be a 30-minute refresher per unit before each exam unit is taken.
No, as there are mandatory practical elements delegates must complete.
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