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The Joint Authorities Group (JAG(UK)) works on behalf of local authorities to promote excellence in road network and traffic management right across the UK.

With the support of GeoPlace, the NSG, and other partners, JAG(UK) has put together two training courses to help new and experienced operators understand their role and implications of doing a good job: Coordinator training and Inspector training.

You will learn directly from the industry experts, providing you with current information on best practice and legislative requirements on managing and efficient noticing or permitting systems.

The courses will enable and support your forward strategic planning, leading to smarter network management.

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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.

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Introduction to Street Works for local authority practitioners

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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.

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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.

Topics covered

Coordinator training:

Legislation

  • The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
  • The Traffic Management Act 2004
  • The Street Works various regulations
  • Codes of Practice

Enforcement

  • Procedures
  • Offences – system and process

Notices, permits and co-ordination

  • Notice procedure
  • Permits
  • Code of Practice for the coordination of Street Works (Blue Book)
  • Records
  • Special situations

Inspector training:

Inspections

  • The Code of practice for inspections (Pink Book)
  • Types of Inspection
  • Reports
  • Notifications
  • Inadequacies in signing lighting and guarding
  • Financial arrangements

Enforcement

  • Procedures
  • Offences – Site offences and failures
  • Execution of Works
  • Managing the network
  • Signing, lighting and guarding (Red Book)
  • Qualifications of supervisors and operatives
  • Excavation and Reinstatement
  • Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in the Highway (SROH) (Yellow Book)
  • Performance requirements

Outcomes

On completion, delegates will understand:

  • the legal requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act
  • the legal requirements of the Traffic Management Act as they affect Street Works activities
  • other relevant legal requirements
  • the need for the co-ordination of works
  • the need for the safe implementation of works
  • the principles of the inspection system

Additionally, delegates will be aware of:

  • the notice procedure
  • the permit system
  • the guidance given in Codes of Practice and other documents
  • the principles of diversionary works
  • powers of enforcement
Courses date and prices

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Dates and prices

There are no dates currently booked, please enquire at [email protected].

The cost of each course is £295 per delegate for JAG(UK) members and £495 per delegate for non-members. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Courses will be limited in size to 8 people per day and delegates will be provided with course notes and handouts illustrating particular issues. JAG(UK) can also provide bespoke courses to authorities or groups of authorities directly.

If you would like to discuss us providing an inhouse training course for your authority please contact [email protected]

How to book

For enquiries, please contact us:

Phone

0207 630 4600