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Awarding Bodies – CABWI Training  - Street Works Scheme

CABWI is the awarding body for the water and utilities industries. AFI's UTN Training is an endorsed CABWI training course provider accredited to deliver a range of CABWI courses, including NRSWA (New Roads and Street Works). The course is designed for NRSWA Operatives that work in the water and utilities sector.


What is NRSWA?

Under the New Roads and Street Works Act (1991) (NRSWA), the installation, renewal, maintenance and inspection of underground apparatus in any street or road must be undertaken by competent people. The Street Works scheme provides the mechanism for recognising competence in the excavation and reinstatement of the highway.


What courses are on offer?

The CABWI Street Works Scheme provides street works qualifications for supervisors and operatives. Assessments and reassessments.


What is the CABWI Street Works Scheme?

All street works sites must be supervised by a qualified street works supervisor, and a qualified operative must be on-site at all times during work undertaken on the highway. One person may not cover the operative and supervisor roles for a site at the same time.

Anyone acting as a qualified supervisor or operative must hold the apropriate Street Works qualifications for the activities they cover. There are sixteen units of competence in total; nine units apply to operatives and eight to supervisors. One of these units (Location and avoidance of underground apparatus) applies to both groups.

Please note: Different CABWI codes apply to Street Works units taken in England from those taken in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Street Works scheme is delivered by UTN training as a recognised assessment centre.

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