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Signing, Lighting and Guarding Operative

(unit 2)

Course 241

Signing Lighting and GuardingCourse Duration

Days: 1


1 – 6

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to perform their respective duties.
  • Identify and use the correct traffic control measures.
  • Understand the basic principles of The New Road and Streetworks Act 1991.
  • Safely erect and dismantle signs, traffic lights and guard rails.
  • Correctly and confidently operate any equipment required.
  • Work as part of a team.
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Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Theory of Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • ‘Red Book’ Guidance
  • ‘Pink Book’ Portable Traffic Signals
  • Site risk assessment
  • Notices required by Local Authority
  • Methods of setting-up site
  • Site surveys
  • Agreeing responsibilities
  • Set-up of work area
  • Use of cones and barriers
  • Use of traffic lights
  • ‘Stop’ and ‘Go’ boards
  • Vehicle actuated portable traffic lights; procedural set-up
  • Theory assessment
  • Practical assessment


Street Works Qualification Register (SWQR) Card and a Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC).

Refresher Period

Signing, Lighting and Guarding Operative Refresher Course after 5 years.

Any Other Relevant Information

This course is Unit 2 of The New Roads and Streetworks Act (if SQA registered).

If the works do not involve breaking up the road or are works only of the type referred to in regulation 3(2), a trained operative has a prescribed qualification if they have achieved the unit of competence set out as Unit 2.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (CAT and Genny) – Unit 1
New Roads and Streetworks Act (Operatives)
New Roads and Streetworks Act (Supervisors)

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