The role of the highway’s maintenance skilled operative is to make repairs to both urban and rural roads, being employed by either the private sector (e.g. Utility companies) or the public sector (e.g. local councils).
Working as part of a team, the operative will carry out repairs using and hand power tools, as well as pedestrian plant machinery. They must be able to interpret drawings and specifications. Common repairs include replacement of pavements and kerbs, laying new surfaces, and repairing potholes. Health and safety must be followed at all times, including the correct setup of Temporary Traffic Management to allow for the movement of both traffic and pedestrians.