Course Aims

The NRSWA training course aims to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform Supervisor or operative duties to the standards prescribed by SQA in-line with the NRSW Act 1991, in order to safeguard themselves and others.

NRSWA 5 Days

Who Attends

The NRSW course is designed to assess and qualify experienced persons.

Course Content

The NRSWA training course content includes:

  • Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • Signing, lighting and guarding.
  • Excavation in the highway.
  • Reinstatement of compaction and backfill materials.
  • Reinstatement of sub-base and road base non-bituminous materials.
  • Reinstatement of bituminous materials.
  • Reinstatement of concrete slabs.


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.
• Supervisers 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 NRSW 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 NRSW course in preparation for the written 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.

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