NHSS 12A-B General Operative Training – Scotland Transerv

NHSS 12A-B General Operative Training

Course Summary

National Highway Sector Scheme 12A/B for static temporary traffic management on motorways and high speed dual carriageways including on-line widening schemes.

Who Should Attend

All persons who will be required by their employer to work on motorways and or high speed dual carriageways. Following successful completion of the 12A/B training course the learner can obtain full Operative status (TM card) by completing a set of on and off site assessments as prescribed in the Sector Scheme document. The assessments must be completed within a two year period starting from the date of passing the training.

From 1st April 2016 learners must have completed the Temporary Traffic Management Basic Course (TTMBC) if new to the industry and do not hold other NHSS Temporary Traffic Management 12ABC skills registration cards/cerificates before applying for this course.


This course covers the following areas:


  • Quality assurance and sector schemes
  • BS EN ISO 9001: current
  • Sector scheme 12
  • Health and safety at work
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Health and Safety at Work Act  (HSE)
  • Risk assessments and method statements – what are they, why have them
  • Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual
  • Types of works, definitions and safety zones
  • Traffic sign regulations and general directions – what is it , how does it relate to the temporary traffic management industry

Course Objectives

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Be aware of the relevant codes of practice and other associated documentation when involved in traffic management
  • Be aware of sector schemes
  • Understand the quality assurance and NHSS documents
  • Be aware of the different types of roads across the UK road network
  • Understand the principles of Quality Assurance
  • Be Aware of the training assessment process to become a registered Temporary Traffic Management Operative
  • Be aware of the relevant health and safety legislation and their responsibilities
  • Be aware of safe working practices
  • Be aware of the reference of documentation used within the Temporary Traffic Management industry
  • Be able to understand safe working methods that are used to install, maintain and remove temporary traffic management equipment
  • Be able to plan a Chapter 8 closure from a given datum




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