New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA)


About the Act:

The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) provides a legislative framework for street works activities by undertakers. The efficient co-ordination of street works is one of the most important aspects of street works legislation, benefiting street authorities, undertakers and road users alike. The key objectives of NRSWA are to:

  • ensure safety
  • to minimise inconvenience to people using a street, including a specific reference to people with a disability
  • to protect the structure of the street and the apparatus in it.

The Act requires that anyone who executes, works on the highway, is qualified for the activities being carried out. Any street works site must have at least one qualified supervisor appointed to the site who can oversee the works. The supervisor need not be on site at all times, but must be able to adequately carry out the role. The supervisor qualification does not replace or over rule the operative qualification and one person cannot cover both roles at the same time.

At Beechwood Trees and Landscapes Ltd we have qualified supervisors and operatives.  On successful completion of the course, our employees are awarded a City and Guilds Certificate and subsequent registration with the Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR).

Further information:

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