NRSWA Certificate Equivalents for England

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 Table 1 – Operative certificate equivalents for England
 Certificates below* issued in:

  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland (before new Scottish regulations come into force)** 
  • England (before 6/4/17)

* Applies only to certificates that have been obtained or renewed by undertaking assessment or reassessment.

 … will be equivalent to the following certificates in England after 6 April 2017.
Excavation in the highway/road.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • O1 Signing, lighting and guarding.
  • O2 Excavation in the highway.
Excavation, backfilling and reinstatement of construction layers with a cold lay bituminous surface.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • O1 Signing, lighting and guarding.
  • O2 Excavation in the highway.
  • O3 Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials.
  • O4 Reinstatement of sub-base and base in non-bituminous materials.
  • O5 Reinstatement in cold lay bituminous materials.
Reinstatement of construction layers in hot-lay and cold lay bituminous materials.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • O1 Signing, lighting and guarding.
  • O5 Reinstatement in cold lay bituminous materials.
  • O6 Reinstatement in hot-lay bituminous materials.
Reinstatement of concrete slabs.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • O1 Signing, lighting and guarding.
  • O7 Reinstatement of concrete slabs.
Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • O1 Signing, lighting and guarding.
  • O8 Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways.

** Operative certificate issued in Scotland after the new Scottish regulations come into force will directly correlate with those issued in England. For example, certificate O2 in Scotland will be equivalent to certificate O2 in England.

 

 Table 2 – Supervisor certificate equivalents for England
 Certificates below* issued in:

  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland (before new Scottish regulations come into force)** 
  • England (before 6/4/17)

* Applies only to certificates that have been obtained or renewed by undertaking assessment or reassessment.

 … will be equivalent to the following certificates in England after 6 April 2017.
Monitoring excavation in the highway/road.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • S1 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding.
  • S2 Monitoring excavation in the highway.
Monitoring excavation, backfilling and reinstatement of construction layers with bituminous materials.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • S1 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding.
  • S2 Monitoring excavation in the highway.
  • S3 Monitoring reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials.
  • S4 Monitoring reinstatement of sub-base and base in non-bituminous materials.
  • S5 Monitoring reinstatement in bituminous materials.
Monitoring reinstatement of construction layers in bituminous materials.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • S1 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding.
  • S5 Monitoring reinstatement in bituminous materials.
Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • S1 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding.
  • S6 Monitoring reinstatement of concrete slabs.
Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways.
  • LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus.
  • S1 Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding.
  • S7 Monitoring reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways.

** Supervisor certificates issued in Scotland after the new Scottish regulations come into force will directly correlate with those issued in England. For example, certificate S2 in Scotland will be equivalent to certificate S2 in England.

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