Course Aims

The NRSWA course aims to assess delegates on their skills and knowledge to perform Supervisor duties to the standards prescribed by CABWI in-line with the NRSW Act 1991, in order to safeguard themselves and others.

NRSWA 5 Days - Supervisor Course

Who Attends

The NRSW course is designed to assess and qualify experienced supervisors. (please note this course is for supervisors only, operative availability can be found under NRSWA 5 Days - Operative course).

Course Content

The NRSWA training course content includes:

  • LA - Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • S1 - Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding.
  • S2 - Monitoring Excavation in the highway.
  • S3 - Monitoring Reinstatement of compaction and backfill materials.
  • S4 - Monitoring Reinstatement of sub-base and road base non-bituminous materials.
  • S5 - Monitoring of Bituminous Materials
  • S7 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular surfaces and Concrete footways.


By the end of the NRSWA course delegates will be able to:

• Summarise the requirements of the current NRSW Act.
• Select appropriate personal protective and safety equipment as required to carry out street works activities.
• Supervisors will be able to monitor duties performed by Operatives for each unit and/or qualification Standards in-line with current legislation, and ACOP where applicable.
• Provide a safe working environment for themselves and others.


Teaching Methods

The NRSWA course is highly interactive with a high proportion of discussions, best practice sharing, syndicate practical exercises and case studies will be supplemented with classroom based tutorial.

Assessment Methods

Delegates will be continuously assessed during the NRSWA course in preparation for tablet based examinations, one exam for each unit.

Supervisors have to demonstrate the ability to monitor a site and compile written reports in order to successfully complete the course.

Qualifications Obtained

Issue of the related NRSW card (valid 5 years) will be awarded to those persons who successfully complete the NRSW assessments.

Entry Requirements

Pre-Requisites: The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English. Only those with experience should attend, this is an assessment or test.

Additional Information

A training group may contain a mix of both Supervisors and Operatives; however, a minimum of 2 Operatives must be available for Supervisors to carry out monitoring exercises, thus enabling the most effective development of these candidates.

There may be a CITB Grant available to support the cost of training. Please see Grants & Funding for Industry Support - CITB or call 0344 994 4455 

Sibbald Training are an Approved Training Organisation with CITB, and will make the claim on your behalf if your company levy number is provided at the time of booking.

Arrange your course with Sibbald

If pre-scheduled dates are not listed on this page, or if the dates published do not fit your requirement, please contact us as arrangements can be made to suit your needs. 

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