NRSWA Supervisor Course - New Roads and Street Works Act

NRSWA (New Roads & Street Works Act) Supervisor Course


The aim of the NRSWA Supervisor Course is to enable Supervisors to gain the necessary qualifications under the New roads and Streetworks Act 1991 which allow them to carry out their duties on the public highway, ranging from excavation to permanent re-instatement of paved structures.

This safety course will assess qualified experienced supervisors on their ability to perform duties to the standards prescribed in the SQA, in order to safeguard themselves and others around them. If you are unsure whether your current level of experience is suitable for entrance onto this course, please call us before booking your place.

It is essential that those who are working on public highways or even adjacent to them take the relevant NRSWA training courses and achieve the required qualification. It is through this range of qualified training and competence that accidents are avoided and road fatalities are reduced.

In addition to bringing relevant PPE, students will need to take 2 passport size photographs for the card application.  A basic comprehension of the English Language is essential.


At the end of the NRSWA Supervisor course delegates will be able to: -

  • Summarise the requirements of the current NRSW Act.
  • Select appropriate personal protective and safety equipment as required to carry out street works activities.
  • Monitor duties performed by Operatives for each unit and/or qualification. Standards in-line with current legislation, and ACOP where applicable.
  • Provide a safe working environment for themselves and others


The NRSWA Course for Supervisors will cover the following units: -

   Unit LA - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
   Unit S1 - Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding
   Unit S2 - Monitoring Excavation in the Highway
   Unit S3 - Monitoring Reinstatement and Compaction of Back Fill
   Unit S4 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Sub-base and Road Base in Non- Bituminous Materials
   Unit S5 - Monitoring Reinstatement in Bituminous Materials
   Unit S7 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways


Students attending this NRSWA course are continually assessed and required to complete a test at the end of each unit.  This is a highly interactive course with group exercises, continuous discussions and practical assessments taking place each day.

Who Should Attend?

This NRSWA course is designed for Supervisors who are required to monitor Operatives performing excavation, backfill and reinstatement duties.


National Roads and Street Works Act


Attendees of this NRSWA training course are required to be an experienced supervisor with the ability to perform duties to the standards prescribed in the SQA. If you are unsure whether your current level of experience is suitable for entrance onto this course, please call us before booking your place.

A basic comprehension of the English Language is essential

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