Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding course

NRSWA Unit S1 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding 1 day course

NRSWA Streetworks Course

Unit S1 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding

The NRSWA Unit S1: Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding training course in London provides participants with the knowledge required to obtain SWQR certification and receive their SWQR ID card. Upon completion participants will be able to seek work monitoring the installation and maintenance of signs, cones, barriers and traffic lights in accordance with the New Roads and Street Works (NRSW) Act of 1991. 

Who is the course for
The 1-day NRSWA Unit S1 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding course is for anyone that needs to monitor and supervise the temporary signage, cones, guards and lights on the roads that direct traffic and people around the place of work. Previously known as Unit 10, this course is for supervisors only who do not undertake any physical work. 

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom learning and practical activities in 1 day. You will then be required to complete assessments and a short online exam for the unit. 

After successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate from the awarding body, from one of the following; CABWI, SQA, Lantra or City and Guilds. You will then be registered on the Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR), and you will receive your own SWQR ID card. 

Following successful completion of the NRSWA Unit S1: Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding training course participants will: 
  • Possess the ability to supervise signing, lighting and guarding installation at active job sites on roads and highways.
  • Ensure all such installations conform to the New Roads and Street Works (NRSW) Act of 1991.
  • Oversee the installation of temporary traffic signals.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of all relevant roadworks regulations and standards.
  • Be able to identify and assess hazards on active job sites.
  • Help ensure through vehicles and pedestrians can transit to the job site safely.
  • Supervise those setting up and removing temporary job site controls.

How long does the qualification last
Your certificate and card are valid for 5 years and will show the unit you are qualified in to work on the roads. 

NRSWA Streetworks Monitor signing, lighting and guarding 

The single unit 1 day course will qualify you in: 

(Important: the number in brackets is the old streetworks unit number) 

  • S1 (10) – Monitoring, signing, lighting and guarding

The goal of the NRSWA Unit S1: Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding training course is to ensure participants understand the myriad dangers created by Street Works and how to protect both workers and the general public from those dangers through the implementation of proper signing, lighting and guarding. 
Upon completion of the course, participants will also be able to recognise the various conditions that might arise which would require the implementation of special measures, including the use of temporary, portable traffic signals, road closures and more. The overall goal being to facilitate the unfettered movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic through the active job site. 
What does the course cover? 
The NRSWA Unit S1: Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding training course will cover the following: 
  • The creation of a detailed plan for a job site in accordance with the Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice.
  • How to make decisions based on such a plan and how to formulate recommendations for remedial action.
  • Real-world observation of an operative installing and removing SLG components from a site.
  • Assessing the working practices of an operative and explaining why you agree or disagree with their methods.
To find out when our next scheduled open course dates are in your area, please call us on 0333 301 0226 or contact us here.

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Why choose us?

  • Training available nationwide
  • Group training on your site
  • Dyslexic or find writing hard? Our flexible assessors can change aspects of the course to meet your needs
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  • Experienced assessors with 25+ years experience
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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the 5 most commonly booked Streetworks courses: 
- Unit LA - Location and avoidance of underground services (Cat & Genny) 
- Unit 2(O1) - Signing, lighting, guarding 
- Unit 10(S1) - Monitoring signing, lighting, guarding 
- Full 5 day Operative course 
- Full 5 day Supervisor course 
If you are unsure which course you require we recommend checking with your employer or the local council. 

 Yes. NRSWA Streetworks Unit S1 (or Unit 10) Monitoring signing, Lighting and Guarding covers everything you need to know to supervise the directing of traffic and people around any works on the highways and roads (except motorways and dual carriageways with a 50 mph plus speed limit) in the UK. 

However it is not to be confused with the Lantra NHSS qualifications which generally covers works on the motorways and dual carriageways 

 No, there would need to be a streetworks signing, lighting and guarding operative (Unit O1 or 2) on the site carrying out the physical work. 

If you are a tree surgeon you need unit 01 for signing, lighting and guarding. There also need to be a supervisor on your site with unit S1.

If you are a tree surgeon that takes up trees then you must complete units LA and 01-05 and also have a supervisor on site with the equivalent qualifications.

Yes the price includes all your certification and streetworks cards.

Yes we offer discounts for group bookings call 0333 301 0226.

Yes we can complete training on your site for 6 or more delegates. We can also complete training on evenings and weekends to work around you. Call us on 0333 301 0226.

Yes, you can reschedule up to 14 days before any streetworks course.

Cancellation fees:

Within 30 days of course start date 100% of the total amount is due.

Outside of 30 days of the course there is no cancellation fee.

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