The NRSWA units 1-6 & 9 provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to perform operative duties such as setting up equipment safely, carrying out an excavation, and locating underground apparatus.
The NRSWA is for any operatives that work on the public highway, as well as operatives who reinstate roadways in adherence to the Specification for Reinstatement of Opening in the Highways and NRSWA 1991.
The course is a mix of classroom and practical, with all theories being applied and tested in a supervised environment to ensure a correct understanding of the course material.
During the course, learners will cover the risks associated with striking underground apparatus, the use of tools, including CAT and Genny to locate underground structures, and the methods of excavations, including necessary safety measures. Learners will also leave being able to recognise the signs of underground services, with an awareness of signing, lighting, and guarding the workplace and knowing how to mark services ready for excavation.