CABWI Street Works Qualifications Register


NRSWA Streetworks Unit 002 – Signing, Lighting and Guarding (Operative) 1 day course

This unit is designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to successfully sign, light and guard a work site.  (The unit is equivalent to Street Works Unit O1, issued in England)

The candidate will be able to survey the work site to put in place suitable provision for the site location requirements, ensuring the safe passage of pedestrians and site personnel, the safety of vehicular traffic, provision for any special needs, including cyclists and horse riders, and provision for vehicles and plant in the working area.  They will be able to put in place suitable equipment to protect pedestrians, vehicular traffic and site personnel, and will be able to provide and control portable traffic signals and Stop/Go traffic control in line with site location requirements and traffic conditions.  


  • Planning a signing, lighting and guard project
  • Types of works, basic principles and legal requirements for signing and guarding
  • On-site risk assessment, methods of traffic control, speed control and operating portable traffic signals
  • Works on footways, cycle lanes, track and cycle routes and near tramways and railways

Theory Assessment via online multi-choice and Practical Assessments

CABWI Awarding Body, established in 1991, is one of the leading awarding organisations for the Street Works and Street Works Reassessment schemes in excavation and reinstatement in the highway.

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 excavation and reinstatement in the highway.

After successfully completing the course the NRSWA operative will have the skills to carry out streetworks to the standards required by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

On successful completion of the course candidates will be registered with SWQR and CABWI awarding body and receive certification.  They will also receive a Street Works Register ID card that proves registration on the NRSWA register.  Street Works cards must be renewed every five years.

Please see Booking Form for course costs