This unit is required by construction/utility supervisors who, under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, are required to demonstrate their competence in monitoring operatives constructing surfacing layers in cold-lay and hot-lay bituminous materials.
Supervisors must be experienced and currently employed in working on Public Highways, as this unit predominately focuses on assessment.
- Monitor the selection of bituminous materials for use in flexible carriageway and footway reinstatement.
- Monitor the selection of plant for use in the compaction of cold and hot bituminous materials.
- Monitor the construction of a flexible base (road base) and surfacing layers.
- Monitor the disposal of surplus materials
- Monitor site safety.
- Producing a reinstatement design and method statement from the specifications for cold-lay and hot-lay reinstatements. Hot-lay should include laying and rolling temperatures as well as rates of spread.
- Observation of an operative reinstating the base (road base) course and surface course layers for a Type 3/4 flexible carriageway in accordance with the specifications to confirm that they are within permitted tolerances.
- Monitoring operatives repositioning edge restraints/kerbs and ironwork are set at the correct profiles and free from defects.
- Recording observations made and explanations for the reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with site operations and working practices.
- Monitoring the suitability of compaction equipment selected for the materials being used.
- Determining any remedial action required.
- Calculating material quantities and rates of spread for bituminous materials.
- Provide 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]
Type of Certificate: Competence based, valid for ‘5’ years
[Note: this unit is normally run in combination with other units.]
Accreditations: CGLI or CABWI or SCOTVEC
Call 01925 244 144