This unit is required by construction/utility operatives who, under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, are required to demonstrate their competence in laying cold bituminous surfacing materials.
Operatives must be experienced and currently employed in working on Public Highways, as this unit predominately focuses on assessment.
- Prepare the layer of pavement structure to receive cold-lay surfacing materials.
- Construct a cold-lay bituminous surfacing layer
- Dispose of surplus materials
Course content includes:
- Using the appropriate equipment to remove the temporary reinstatement to the correct depth to receive the subsequent layers. Trim back where necessary.
- Making good any defects in the pavement structure to receive subsequent layers.
- Re-positioning highway ironwork to line and level and any adjacent pavement edge restraint or kerbs.
- Adopting safe working practices, including the selection and use of personal protective equipment and use of plant equipment.
- Application of edge joint sealant.
- Spreading cold bituminous materials evenly with sufficient surcharge to allow for compaction.
- Disposal of surplus material.
- Site cleanliness and tidiness.
- Provision of sufficient underpinning knowledge evidence by way of oral or written questions.
Course Duration: 6.5 hours contact time i.e. one day [for very experienced operatives]
[Note: this unit is normally run in combination with other units]
Type of Certificate:
Competence based, valid for ‘5’ years
Accreditations: CGLI or CABWI or SCOTVEC
Call 01925 244 144