This course is designed for Operatives who carry out excavation, backfill and reinstatement of various materials in the highway.

Course Objective

To provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform Operatives duties to the standards prescribed by City & Guilds in-line with the NRSWA 1991, therefore safeguard themselves and others.

Course Content

Units covered in the course are (units 1-7 & 9):

  • Interpret the Water UK Confined Spaces classification scheme
  • Excavation in the highway – comprises units 1,2 and 3
  • Excavation, backfilling and reinstatement of construction layers with a cold-lay bituminous substance – comprises units 1,2,3,4,5 and 6
  • Reinstatement of construction layers in hot and cold-lay bituminous   materials – comprises units 1,2,6, and 7
  • Reinstatement of concrete slabs – comprises units 1,2 and 8
  • Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways – comprises units 1,2 and 9


At the end of the course delegates will undertake:

  • Group exercises with some writing and continuous oral assessments
  • Group/individual practical assessments

There are 9 units for Operatives a separate certificate will be issued for each unit successfully completed, to gain the full qualification an additional Unit is required (Unit 8) this can be provided on a separate date.

Delegates are to provide a passport photograph on the day of training for production of SWQR Cards.

Candidates need to bring their own safety footwear, waterproof clothing, hard hat and working gloves for the practical exercises.

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