Qualification

Street Works (England) (City & Guilds 6167) qualifications are for those carrying out and/or monitoring works on the highway, including locating underground apparatus, signing, lighting and guarding, and excavation and reinstatement of the highway. Our courses cover a range of City & Guilds certifications for both Operatives and Supervisors.

The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires work involving the installation, renewal, maintenance and inspection of underground apparatus in the highway to be under the control of competent persons. In order to comply with the Act, undertakers must ensure that a person holding an appropriate Operative qualification is present on the site at all times when work activities are in progress. In addition, to comply with the Act the execution of street works is supervised by someone holding a Supervisor’s qualification that covers the work being undertaken.

Course attendance – Operative or Supervisor?

Please note that the Supervisor qualifications do not replace or subsume the Operative qualifications: any individual wishing to undertake a Supervisor’s role must hold the relevant Supervisors’ qualifications, and a qualified Operative must hold the relevant Operatives’ qualifications. Although one person can hold both an Operative and Supervisor qualification, that one person cannot cover both an Operative role and a Supervisor role at the same time.

Should you wish to hold both an Operatives and Supervisors qualification card you will need to attend the course twice; once as an Operative and once as a Supervisor.