These qualifications provide routes to registration or re-registration on the Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR) required under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991. Re-registration is required every 5 years.
On 6 April 2017, new regulations come into force in England, The Street Works (Qualifications of Operatives and Supervisors) (England) Regulations 2016.
This has led to a change in certification for the Streetworks Excavation and Reinstatement qualification, where each of the 16 units can now be certificated.
There will now be two “key certificates” for operatives; Location & avoidance of underground apparatus; and Signing, lighting and guarding. As well as two “key certificates” for supervisors; Location & avoidance of underground apparatus; and Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding.
As long as you hold the key certificates, you can choose to hold as many or as few of the other units to suit the work that you do.
Please note, there have been no further changes to the units or assessments at this time. These changes will not affect your existing certificates or street works cards, and they will remain valid until they expire.
For further information please see the guidance document provided by the Department of Transport: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/585274/street-works-qualifications-guidance-for-operatives-and-supervisors.pdf