Streetworks certificates in the UK are essential qualifications for those involved in highway and utility works. These certificates demonstrate an individual's competence and knowledge in carrying out streetworks safely and efficiently. The validity of a streetworks certificate typically depends on the level of qualification and the awarding body.
NRSWA Operative and Supervisor Certificates:
- NRSWA (New Roads and Street Works Act) Operative and Supervisor certificates usually last for five years. After this period, individuals must undergo refresher training and assessments to renew their certification.
SSSTS and SMSTS Certificates:
- Site Supervisors' Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) and Site Managers' Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificates, although not specific to streetworks, may be required on construction sites. These certificates generally last for five years as well.
Examples of Other Related Qualifications:
- LANTRA Streetworks Operative or Supervisor: Typically valid for five years.
- City & Guilds NRSWA: Validity also extends up to five years.
- SWQR (Streetworks Qualifications Register) Card: Usually valid for five years, it represents the holder's NRSWA certification.
It's essential to keep track of the expiration date of your streetworks certificate to remain compliant and continue working safely in the sector. Be sure to check with your training provider or awarding body for specific details on renewal processes to ensure you're always up to date with the latest safety standards.