Published onJanuary 15 2020
We will be launching the first nationally recognised operator course for fixing road defects, including potholes, in early January 2020.
The new course, which was developed in conjunction with the Lantra Road Defects Industry, will focus on improving the quality and standard of workmanship across the nation’s road operatives. The training will equip operatives within a local authority or motorways/trunk roads organisation with the knowledge, confidence and practical skills to repair a number of road defects safely, improving efficiencies.
Designed to ultimately set the national benchmark, the one-day course provides information on relevant Road Defect safety and the law, along with a combination of theory and practical demonstrations covering knowledge of road defects, preparations for work, excavations, and reinstatement of surfaces.
A Lantra/CSCS skills card and a certificate of competence will be awarded on successful complete of the course and practical assessment.
Darren Morcom, Instructor/Assessor at CORMAC Ltd, commented: This product will help improve the quality of workmanship; at the moment we know the NWRSA specification is not always being followed, with the training of staff not always happening. This is a move in the right direction and will fill a hole in the industry.”
Sam Guntrip, M40 road operative at Egis, commented: “This training will standardise the work so all operatives will work to the same quality, providing a greater protection to the public.”
If you’d like further information on the new course, or if you’d like to investigate offering training as an in-house option, please email Alec Hands or call 02476 696 996.