Highways England Common Induction Course

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
MCQ Paper
Delivery Method:
Training (with Assessment )
The expected duration for the course is one day, however please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of instructors to learners.

Understanding potential hazards and risks is essential for everyone who works on Highways England's Strategic Road Network (SRN).

Overview in brief

This course will equip you with a basic understanding of health and safety, and knowledge of the principle hazards and risks, legislation and best practice to safely work on Highways England's Strategic Road Network (SRN).

The finer details

This training course has been developed to help you understand how to work on Highways England's Strategic Road Network (SRN) safely.

The amount of instruction you will require will depend largely upon your previous experience and sessions will be adapted to meet your needs. Course duration will depend on experience and will be from one to four days.

The training course will consist of theory sessions, followed by assessment. Course sessions include:

  • Introduction to Highways England
  • Working on the Network
  • Working within Temporary Traffic
  • Management
  • Fatal Risks
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing
  • Environmental Protection
  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Commitment
  • Theory Assessment.

If successful in meeting the required standards assessed, you will be awarded a certificate of competence.

Who should attend?

This course is for you if you're visiting or working on the Highways England Strategic Road Network (SRN).

What will be covered?

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what is Customer Service to Highways England and the Supply Chain
  • Understand the main requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Gain an overview of Highways England’s minimum expectation for working on their Strategic Road Network (SRN)
  • Gain a basic understanding of temporary traffic management
  • Be able to review fatal risks that occur when working on the SRN
  • Be able to identify the essential health and wellbeing points to consider in the workplace
  • Be able to identify and describe main environmental issues found on sites
  • State the impact upon themselves, their lives and their families and friends of a serious accident at work
  • Be able to identify examples of poor behaviour on a works site
  • Be able to describe how H&S knowledge and good working practice can improve behaviour on a works site.

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