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At the end of this qualification, your practical skills, knowledge and understanding will have been assessed on:

  • Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Signing, lighting and guarding
  • Excavation in the highway.

The finer details

This qualification has been developed to enhance and assess your skills and knowledge in carrying out safe excavation work in the highway. This qualification forms part of our suite of Street Works Initial certificates.

Training can be provided before assessment, but is not compulsory. The assessment will consist of a question paper and practical assessment. Assessment will cover:

  • Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Signing, lighting and guarding
  • Excavation in the highway.

If successful in meeting the required standards assessed, you will be awarded the corresponding qualification (non-regulated) certificates in:

  • Street Works Initial - Location & avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Street Works Initial - Signing, lighting and guarding
  • Street Works Initial - Excavation in the highway.

You will also be able to register on the Street Works Qualification Register (SWQR), which is required under the New Roads and Street Works Act.

Recognised by

This qualification is recognised by industry and regularly reviewed by the Highways Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUK UK). This qualification is not reviewed, recognised and monitored by any UK regulatory body (Ofqual, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Qualifications Wales etc).

Who should attend?

This qualification is for you if you are currently working - or will be working - carrying out works in the highway.

It is particularly relevant if you need to be registered on the SWQR.

What will be covered?

At the end of this qualification, your practical skills, knowledge and understanding will have been assessed on:

  • Location and avoidance of underground apparatus
  • Signing, lighting and guarding
  • Excavation in the highway.
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