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Signing, Lighting and Guarding Course

The Signing, Lighting and Guarding course trains you on how to set out signs, cones, barriers and traffic lights. This training course is conducted on a street works site in line with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA).

This NRSWA Unit 1 course (was NRSWA Unit 2) runs for one day and is suitable for street works operatives or supervisors. Delegates will learn how to operate and position traffic equipments amongst other tasks. The knowledge gained will allow you to confidently carry out highway works and protect yourself and others around you.

If you are a street works supervisor, you will be monitoring the set up and take down of a site. Upon completing the Signing, Lighting and Guarding course, you will have the skills to lead a team and manage their safety.

Why Take the Signing, Lighting and Guarding Course?

This training course is important and necessary for operatives and supervisors that work in the utilities and construction industries.

Delegates will gain the skills and knowledge to operate or supervise on any road works, in line with NRSWA.

A good understanding of the legislation will enable you to work legally and safely. In addition, you will reduce the risk of costly accidents that could slow down a project’s completion time.

What Does this Course Involve?

This Signing, Lighting and Guarding course includes theory session and practical training for street works operatives and supervisors. For the full information of what’s covered in this training, read the course content section below.

How is the Signing, Lighting and Guarding Course Delivered?

This course can be delivered in the following ways:

Public Classroom
3B Training Public Classroom

You can attend this Signing, Lighting and Guarding course in a classroom at our Leigh venue. The course is delivered in a classroom with a trainer and up to 8 delegates.

Signing, Lighting and Guarding is one of our most popular courses, and we have public dates plotted each month throughout the year. Delegates can book for themselves, or companies can book on behalf of their employees.

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3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

We can organise in-company training of the Signing, Lighting and Guarding course for Unit O1 for operatives and Unit S1 for supervisors at our Leigh venue.

We quote all of our in-house courses on a case-by-case basis. The price will vary depending on location, equipment needed and delegate numbers.

For a quote, complete the in-house enquiry form on this page, and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

 

 

Benefits of this Signing, Lighting and Guarding Course

  • Promotes safety for workers on site and the general public
  • You achieve a certificate and SWQR card that is valid for five years
  • Learn how to operate or supervise signing, lighting and guarding
  • Helps to improve workforce efficiency
Signing, Lighting and Guarding Course Content

The course will cover the following units through practical and classroom-based learning:

Operatives Unit 1:

  • Safety of workers and the general public when carrying out street works
  • Maintaining the free movement of pedestrians and traffic whilst working
  • Complying with the restrictions of work
  • Safe working practices
  • The layout of barriers, warning notices, lamps, signs etc
  • Special measures – road closure, traffic diversion, portable lights
  • Operating and positioning portable traffic lights and equipment

Supervisors:

  • Plan out a site with exact distances and dimensions in line with the relevant legislation
  • Making developmental decisions and producing a recommendation for action from a site plan
  • Monitor the surveying, setting up and taking down of a site

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will have the relevant knowledge of your role’s legal requirements. In addition, you will follow the procedures to ensure that you supervise/operate a site correctly.

What is Required to Pass the Signing, Lighting and Guarding Course?

The course contains both theory and practical elements. The trainer delivers the theory element in a classroom, but the course is majority practical based. The trainer will assess your ability to conduct practical exercises effectively.

Instructor was clear and informative
Glenn Wilson

Signing Lighting and Guarding Course FAQs

  • How long is the Signing, Lighting and Guarding qualification valid for?
    How long is the Signing, Lighting and Guarding qualification valid for?

    The qualification is valid for five years

  • When should I renew my SWQR card?

    You can renew your SWQR card when it expires, or within five years after the expiry date.

  • Is this Signing Lighting and Guarding CITB Grant Claimable?

    Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

    You can find the list of short courses and the grant amounts you can claim here: CITB Grant Value for Short Courses

  • Is the Signing Lighting and Guarding Course Accredited?

    This course is accredited by CABWI.

  • How long does the Signing, Lighting and Guarding Take?

    The course is delivered over one day of training.

Next Available Course Dates - Signing, Lighting and Guarding Course

Next Available Course Dates - Signing, Lighting and Guarding Course

  • Blackburn

    3B Training
    Unit 6
    Point 65 Business Centre,
    Greenbank Way,
    Blackburn
    BB1 3EA

  • Derby

    23 Royal Scot Road
    Derby
    Derbyshire
    DE24 8AJ

  • Doncaster

    Unit 1 Meadow View
    Durham Lane
    Armthorpe
    Doncaster
    DN3 3DY

  • Leeds

    25 Bradford Road
    Gildersome
    Leeds
    LS27 7HN

  • Leigh

    Unit 5
    English Street Business Park
    English Street
    Leigh
    WN7 3EH

  • Liverpool

    Partnership for Learning
    South Road
    Speke
    Liverpool
    L24 9PZ

  • London

    CIOB London Office
    9 Kingsway
    Holborn
    London
    WC2B 6XF

  • Manchester

    The Forum
    Tameside Business Park
    Windmill Lane
    Denton
    M34 3QS

  • Tamworth

    93C Lichfield Street
    Tamworth
    Staffordshire
    B79 7QF

  • Wigan

    Stratus House
    Swan Lane
    Hindley Green
    WN2 4EY

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