Resources where you will find PDF downloads for Course Units, Assessment Criteria and useful information such as the Red Book (Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice).

Course Units & Assessment Standards

Learning outcomes and Assessment Criteria for The Street Works Scheme qualifications

The Red Book

Download a PDF copy of the Red Book (Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice)

The Traffic Signs Manual

Download a PDF copy of The Traffic Signs Manual (Chapter 8 – Part 1 & 2)

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Course Units & Assessment Standards

Resources – Street Works Certificates – Course Units (CABWI)

Operatives must hold Key Certificates LA and O1 for any other certificate from O2 to O8 to be valid. Similarly, Supervisors must hold Key Certificates LA and S1 for any other certificate from S2 to S7 to be valid. One advantage of this system is that Certificates LA, O1 and S1 can be used on their own for non-streetworks activities. Certificates in England and Scotland can be renewed through reassessment, or initial assessment (See Ref in [brackets]).

Course Units & Assessment Standards

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LA* [RLA*] Location and avoidance of underground apparatus. Operative and Supervisor

O1* [RO1*] Signing, lighting and guarding. Operative

O2 [RO2] Excavation in the highway (Excavation in the road in Scotland). Operative

O3 [RO3] Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials. Operative

O4 [RO4] Reinstatement of sub-base and base in non-bituminous materials. Operative

O5 [RO5] Reinstatement in cold-lay bituminous materials. Operative

O6 [RO6] Reinstatement in hot-lay bituminous materials. Operative

O7 [RO7] Reinstatement of concrete slabs. Operative

O8 [RO8] Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways. Operative

S1* [RS1*] Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding. Supervisor

S2 [RS2] Monitoring excavation in the highway (Excavation in the road in Scotland). Supervisor

S3 [RS3] Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials. Supervisor

S4 [RS4] Monitoring reinstatement of sub-base and roadbase in nonbituminous materials. Supervisor

S5 [RS5] Monitoring reinstatement in bituminous materials. Supervisor

S6 [RS6] Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs. Supervisor

S7 [RS7] Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways. Supervisor

The Red Book

Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice

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This will download a PDF copy of the Safety at Street Works and Road Works – A Code of Practice

Resources – Purpose of the Code of Practice

This Code of Practice is intended to help you to safely carry out signing, lighting and guarding of street works and road works on all highways and roads, except motorways and any dual carriageways with a speed limit of 50 mph or more. This Code is directed at operatives, supervisors, managers, planners and designers who are responsible for making sure that all street and road works are safe for both operatives and the public. Road users including pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians (horse riders) should not be put at risk, and should be able to see the extent and nature of any obstruction well before they reach it.

You must pay particular attention to the needs of disabled people and should also consider other vulnerable groups such as elderly people, children and those with push chairs. This Code will help you to do this.

Warning: Failure to comply with this Code is evidence of failing to fulfil the legal requirements to sign, light and guard works. Compliance with the Code will be taken as compliance with the legal requirements to which it relates.

Application of the Code

This Code applies to all highways and roads, except motorways and any dual carriageways with a speed limit of 50 mph or more. This Code applies to works carried out by or on behalf of both highway authorities and statutory undertakers. It does not cover skips and scaffolding placed in the highway.

The Traffic Signs Manual

Chapter 8 of the manual contains further advice on safe working on highways.

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Resources – The Traffic Signs Manual

Chapter 8 – Part 1 & 2

Note: Further guidance on safe working on highways, including for some situations not covered by the Code of Practice, is available in The Traffic Signs Manual – Chapter 8 – Part 1 and 2. PDF Downloads Available on this webpage.



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