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Q024 (CWFC) Carriageway Frame and Cover Installation


Public safety is paramount in any construction work, and in telecoms where equipment and materials are readily in touching distance of the public, the correct installation of protective measures is vital. Carriageway frames and covers are used on roads and highways with light singular traffic to heavy and fast-moving, so safe and precise installation is a must. From a productivity stance, protecting the materials and equipment underneath is critical to maintaining the digital infrastructure the country relies on as well as the logistics.

Operators working on the Openreach network must hold the relevant qualifications and certifications to do so in the UK. The Q Modules are a range of training courses approved by Openreach to ensure their workers are operating to the correct standards and safety methods.  

Course Outline

Through a mix of practical and classroom-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover legislative and administrative knowledge and awareness while taking part in practical tuition, focusing on carriageway frame and cover removal and installation.

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 facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers will coach delegates in this one-day course, awarding successful delegates a Citrus Training and Openreach certificate following an end-point assessment (EPA).

Course Programme

This training is essential for operators working on the Openreach underground network and other third-party-owned UG telecom networks completing excavations to remove and install carriageway Frames and Covers. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures and appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

Theory for carriageway frame and cover installations  

  • Site surveys  
  • Policies and legal requirements  
  • Safe dig practice  
  • Selection of correct materials and equipment  
  • Saint Gobain levelling kits and retrofit kits  
  • All mandatory safety and operational checks  
  • Bonding and tolerances  
  • Openreach and Specification for Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH) specifications   
  • Theory test

Practical Assessment  

  • Survey and investigate, locate, and mark-out activities 
  • Guarding, gas testing and safe dig practice  
  • Excavation, removal, and plant protection  
  • Installing a CW2 to Highways Authority and Utilities Committee (HAUC) and Openreach specifications   
  • Reinstatement in cold lay tarmac

Operators must demonstrate the ability to remove, maintain and install carriageway frames and covers to the standards and specifications set out in the training to pass.  

On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates will be able to complete carriageway frame installations, levelling repairs or replacement on Openreach UG networks.

For operators not employed by Openreach, this module is also accepted on all other networks.

The Q024 Carriageway Frame and Cover Installation Certification is valid for three years from the date of completion.

Who Should Attend?

This Citrus certification is aimed at operatives working on the Openreach underground network and other third-party-owned UG telecom networks completing excavations to remove and install carriageway frames and covers.

Course Duration

This two-day comprehensive course trains delegates to understand the challenges, processes and protocols of carriageway frame removal and installation in telecoms, with a training day followed by an assessment day of theory and practical works. 

Why Citrus?

Quality and the customer experience are paramount to us here at Citrus. We strive 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 an approved NOPS and Openreach training provider, we deliver Telecoms Training qualifications 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 Telecoms training courses.

Things You Need to Know

Delegates need to hold the Mandatory Safety Accreditation: SA006 - Safe Working in Civils and Mandatory SWQR: Unit LA, Unit O1, Unit O2, Unit O3 to take this training course.

This course has practical elements. Delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations, or take any medication which may require additional support.

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