New roads and Street Works Act Qualifications Regulations came into force on 6th April 2011
From April 2011, anyone that holds a SWQR (Streetworks Qualification Register) will be required to be reassessed every 5 years for professional competence, by way of a streetworks refresher course.
The NRSWA Streetworks reassessment course is simply, a knowledge based test that reassesses the worker's knowledge of the Streetworks units they already hold in the form of a multiple choice test.
The candidate must undertake one question paper per unit; the time allocated for each question paper is 30 minutes. The pass mark for all reassessed tests is 80% (8 of the 10 questions correct) there are 10 questions for each street works units.
At the end of the streetworks refresher day there will be an opportunity for delegates to re-sit up to 2 assessment papers should they fail the required NRSWA streetworks pass mark, on their first attempt.
All questions must be completed by the candidate and cannot be discussed with the other candidates. The refresher test can only be undertaken in the English language, there is no facility to use interpreters.
Once complete, the applicant must then register the certificate within 6 months of the expiry of the previous registration. If they fail to do this in the required time, they must retake each unit in full to complete their re-registration with SWQR.
We must validate the identity of the candidate with photographic identification.
We must validate the candidate holds a current Street works card, NSRWA.