Signing, lighting and guarding course

NRSWA Unit O1 Signing, lighting and guarding 1 day course

NRSWA Streetworks Course London

London Unit O1 Signing, lighting and guarding

The NRSWA Unit O1: Signing Lighting and Guarding Training Course in London is designed to provide participants with the practical, technical and regulatory knowledge they will need to sign, light and guard active construction sites in real world situations. The course is comprehensive in its breadth and is intended for anyone tasked with setting up the temporary signage, lights and guards required to safely and effectively redirect both vehicular and pedestrian traffic through and around active work sites in London. 
This NRSWA Unit O1 course is for those who will be performing the work themselves and is delivered by way of both classroom lessons and practical activities carried out over the course of a single day. Upon completion of the lessons and activities participants will be required to undergo assessments and to complete a timed multiple choice online exam in order to successfully pass the course and receive their Street Works certification. 

Who is the course for
The 1-day NRSWA Unit O1 Signing, lighting and guarding course is for anyone that needs to set up temporary signage, cones, guards and lights on the roads to direct traffic and people around the place of work. Previously known as the Streetworks Unit 2, this course is for operatives only who will be doing the physical work. 

The course is delivered at our London Streetworks centre, 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. 

Course objectives 
The goal of the NRSWA Unit 01: Signing, Lighting and Guarding training course is to educate participants about the dangers involved in London Street Works and to provide them with the skills and knowledge they will need to mitigate those dangers in real world settings through the use of signing, lighting and guarding. 
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will: 
  • Install signs, lights and guards that conform to the NRSW Act of 1991.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of SLG workers.
  • Understand all relevant SLG regulations and standards.
  • Be able to identify and accurately assess the unique hazards involved in London Street Works.
  • Understand how to mitigate such hazards through the use of signage, lighting and guards.
  • Understand proper sequencing for the setting up of SLG equipment.
  • Understand proper sequencing for removing such equipment.
  • Know how to protect pedestrians from work site hazards.

Upon completion of the NRSWA Unit O1: Signing, Lighting and Guarding Training Course in London participants will receive an SQA certificate and SWQR card which is good for 5 years. They will then be able to seek employment with government entities or independent contractors who engage in Street Works throughout the capital. 

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 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) 

  • O1 (02) – Signing, lighting and guarding

To find out when our next London Signing, Lighting and Guarding courses are scheduled, 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
  • Weekend courses
  • Dedicated streetworks team
  • Experienced assessors with 25+ years experience
  • Highest pass rates
  • Lowest prices guaranteed
  • Fast certification
  • Officially accredited provider

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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, however there would need to be a streetworks signing, lighting and guarding supervisor (Unit S1 or 10) assigned to the site to supervise the works. 

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. NRSWA Streetworks Unit O1 (or Unit 2) Signing, Lighting and Guarding covers everything you need to know to direct 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 

Yes the price includes all your certification and streetworks card.

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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