NRSWA Street Works Supervisor – Scotland Transerv

NWRSA Street Works Supervisor

Course Summary

This course will provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform Supervisor duties to the standards prescribed by SQA in-line with the NRSWA Act 1991, in order to safeguard themselves and others.
By law any street works site must have at least one qualified operative on site at all times during works, and the site must have a qualified supervisor appointed to the site who can oversee the works.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for supervisors who are required to monitor operatives performing excavation, backfill and reinstatement duties.

By law any street works site must have a qualified supervisor appointed to the site who can oversee the works.


Assessment for this course consists of practical tasks and observation exercises as well as classroom based theory including written assignments. Supervisors have to demonstrate the ability to monitor a site and compile written reports in order to successfully complete the course. Operatives and supervisors learn on the same course to replicate a team environment.

To successfully complete the course you will need a reasonable level of mobility and the ability to lift and move loads. You will also need a good understanding of spoken and written English.

This course covers the following units:

001 – Location and avoidance of underground apparatus

010 – Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding

011 – Monitoring excavation in the road/highway

012 – Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials

013 – Monitoring reinstatement of sub-base and road base in non-bituminous materials

014 – Monitoring reinstatement in bituminous materials

016 – Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course learners will:

– Summarise the requirements of the current NRSW Act.

– Select appropriate personal protective and safety equipment as required to carry out street works activities.

– Monitor duties performed by Operatives for each unit and/or qualification as prescribed by City & Guilds. Standards in-line with current legislation, and ACOP where applicable.

– Provide a safe working environment for themselves and others




5 Days

Max Number of Learners

(4 Operatives & 4 Supervisors)

Course Delivery

Classroom & Practical Work

Practical Work

Full PPE required, including waterproof clothing, safety boots, gloves and safety specs.