JAG(UK) Training Courses
Training Courses We Offer
Introduction to Street Works
Street Works is a complex set of rules, guidance and influences and the course is designed to walk you through the various work streams and give you and understanding of the Operational boundaries and the confidence to know who to ask or where to go to find out and learn more. Find out more details about this course.
SROH/Safety (More info coming soon)
The SROH (Specification of the reinstatement of openings in highways) defines the industry in terms of operational conduct and engineering delivery, and they are designed to deliver consistency and transparency. The course will guide you through the various regulatory guidance and operational delivery rules and give you a unique view from those who have been at the heart of the delivery of all these various specifications and their application. Safety is critical, the asset is precious. Find out more details about this course.
JAG(UK) training for local authority practitioners
Highway authorities have a legal duty to manage their road network to ensure the expeditious and safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. At the same time, the utility companies have a right to place and maintain their apparatus within the highway.
The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires authorities to coordinate their own works, and those of the utilities carried out on their streets. The Act also requires utilities to cooperate in that process.
The Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) imposes a network management duty on authorities to manage their networks to keep traffic moving. This duty includes the coordination of activities. It requires cooperation across the authority and with other affected authorities.
These courses will examine the relevant aspects of the legislation and associated regulations, codes of practice and general guidance.
Why train with us?
JAG(UK) is a membership organisation working on behalf of local authorities to promote excellence in road network and traffic management right across the UK. We have been working with authorities, central government and the utility sector for over 20 years.
The expertise and relationships we have developed allows us to impart our first-hand experience to help practitioners to get the most out of their process and schemes.
We are at the forefront of new innovations and ideas and can provide insight into the way that the industry is moving and improving. We will provide practical examples of best practice and advise on the most effective ways of running a street works service.
Data is king. Utilising our relationship with GeoPlace and the National Street Gazetteer, we will provide relevant, pragmatic advice on how you should improve the data you hold and share, and also demonstrate how you can use data more efficiently.
Courses will be limited in size to 8 people per day and delegates will be provided with course notes and handouts illustrating particular issues.
Who should come?
The training is aimed at those who are involved with the ‘day to day' aspects of NRSWA and associated Regulations and Codes of Practice in relation to openings in the highway.
It will provide greater awareness of the requirements of NRSWA and the subsequent impact of the TMA, supporting your knowledge in sustaining and improving management of the highways network.
Although not necessary, familiarity with the Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice and some awareness may aid discussion. Delegates are invited to bring with them any copies of guidance documents, as well as any individual scenarios they may wish to discuss.
How to book
To book a course, or to discuss inhouse or bespoke courses, please contact us at:
0207 630 4600
David Capon is the JAG(UK) CEO and has worked extensively with the JAG(UK) community in delivering improved communications, management of the network and local knowledge and expertise. Dave regularly engages with the DfT, devolved Governments, Network Rail, National Highways, statutory undertakers and local authorities to deliver continuous improvement to the community. He works hard to support members authorities by attending regular national, regional and local meetings, providing an on-line library of existing legislation, regulations, procedures and guidance for authorities and their officers, acting as an online advisory service and providing prompt guidance on emerging issues and delivering a focused approach as part of the GeoPlace/Local Government Association family. Most notably, Dave has played a central role in the delivering of the permit legislation, guidance and operational advice. He has made a significant contribution to the finalisation of government sponsored Codes of Practice, regulations and impact assessments.
HAMP PROJECT MANAGER - KENT COUNTY COUNCIL
David has more than 40 years experience in Municipal and Highway Engineering. This started in 1972 when he joined Essex County Council as a trainee highway technician before moving to District Councils and municipal engineering, working on many diverse projects. In 1983 David moved to Kent, joining the Canterbury Highway Unit Projects Team where he qualified as an Incorporated Engineer and became a member of the ICE. He delivered a variety of schemes including highway reconditioning, pedestrianisation, Seafront regeneration, Park and ride sites and consultancy for wind power companies. Many of these projects won awards. Whilst at Canterbury he worked with Kent County Council, and The HSE on Health and safety issues particularly CDM and manual handling. In 2005 David joined Kent County Council and moved into Streetworks. Kent is the first County to implement a Permit Scheme and one of only two authorities piloting Lane Rental. David has chaired SEJAG (South East Joint Authorities Group), and joint chaired of SEHAUC (South East Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee). David was Joint Chair of HAUC England for many years standing down in April 2022 and is currently a Non Executive director of JAG UK.
Ian David has worked in the Streetworks environment for just short of 30 years and during this time has been a focused and driven practitioner, during a period of major change and improvement within the industry. Including some years of mainly being on-site and ‘in the field', Ian has experience of dealing with a wide range of projects right through the spectrum, from minor to major high impact works and major events affecting the highway network. Ian's time in the industry has included a significant amount of work at a national level with JAG (UK) and within his authority on network management systems. His work at a national and local level has included comprehensive involvement in NSG data improvement and maintenance. - Some years as a regional and then national CSS JAG and Welsh HAUC chair in Wales, working on street works strategy with practitioners and Welsh Government. - Ensured that, following the introduction of the Traffic Management Act, the Street Works Section in his authority were effectively involved in Network Management processes for all works impacting on the highway network. This has related to both safety at street works and the requirement to minimise disruption on the highway network. - Working with JAG (UK) for some years, representing Welsh highway authorities in developing new and revised national codes of practice and guidance. - Representing Welsh Highway Authorities at HAUC (UK), in order to assist in providing practical advice in strategic discussions with national utility company representatives and the DfT. - Working with authority streets representatives, GeoPlace and its predecessors for several years in progressing the quality of street and associated data, for use in street works and other street and address based systems. - Through involvement with significant sporting and recreational events affecting the highway, Ian has gained significant experience in events safety advice.