The units in this course mirror the ones of the Operatives Qualification and are designed for Supervisors who are responsible for the monitoring of Operatives performing excavation, backfill and reinstatement duties in the highway.

Course Objective

To provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform Supervisor 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, 10-14 & 16):

  • Interpret the Water UK Confined Spaces classification scheme
  • 6. Monitoring excavation in the highway – comprises units 1,10 and 11
  • 7. Monitoring excavation, backfilling and reinstatement of construction layers with bituminous materials – comprises units 1,10,11,12,13 and 14
  • 8. Monitoring reinstatement of construction layers in bituminous materials – comprises units 1,10 and 14
  • 9. Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs – comprises units 1,10 and 15
  • 10. Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways – comprises units 1,10 and 16


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

Additional Information
There are 8 units for Supervisors and a separate certificate will be issued for each unit successfully completed, to gain the full qualification an additional Unit is required (Unit 15) 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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