Section 74 Charges

Section 74 charges were introduced for unreasonably, prolonged works with an initial charge of between £100 and £2500 per working day of overrun.

Section 74 was introduced in 2001 alongside EToN 2. The new legislation gave Highway Authorities the ability to assess and challenge durations on works notices via EToN.

Section 74 Charges at this time were dependent on the following factors:

· Number of working days of overrun
· Works Type (Minor/Standard/Major/Emergency/Urgent)
· Traffic Sensitivity and Reinstatement Category of the Street

Since 2001 greater understanding by all parties has led to reduced durations of works, however significant changes to Section 74 charges were made in 2012 leading to Maximum charges of up to £10,000 per day.

Streetwork Solutions work with both Utility Companies and Contractors to reduce the risk of such charges through the following methods:

· Training of Agents and Teams
· Training of Back Office EToN Experts
· EToN system set-up and reporting
· Field Force enabled systems design

Hugh managed notices for a Utility company when Section 74 was introduced. It immediately impacted upon the planning process, notice quality and the requirements to obtain accurate information quickly as jobs progressed to minimise the risk of charges. In 2001 digital photography was in its infancy and the internet was new, therefore technology did not support Utility companies as much as it does today. Manual processes, multiple phone calls were the order of the day. Technological advancements and a field force more willing to embrace technology has led to products and services more fit for the 21st Century.

If you pay excessive Section 74 charges or simply want your systems and process to work in a more efficient manner, including system reviews and training of key personnel, we are the experts in this field.

Call us today for an informal chat!

 

Section 74 was introduced in 2001 alongside EToN 2. The new legislation gave Highway Authorities the ability to assess and challenge durations on works notices via EToN.

Section 74 Charges at this time were dependent on the following factors:

· Number of working days of overrun
· Works Type (Minor/Standard/Major/Emergency/Urgent)
· Traffic Sensitivity and Reinstatement Category of the Street

Since 2001 greater understanding by all parties has led to reduced durations of works, however significant changes to Section 74 charges were made in 2012 leading to Maximum charges of up to £10,000 per day.

Streetwork Solutions work with both Utility Companies and Contractors to reduce the risk of such charges through the following methods:

· Training of Agents and Teams
· Training of Back Office EToN Experts
· EToN system set-up and reporting
· Field Force enabled systems design

Hugh managed notices for a Utility company when Section 74 was introduced. It immediately impacted upon the planning process, notice quality and the requirements to obtain accurate information quickly as jobs progressed to minimise the risk of charges. In 2001 digital photography was in its infancy and the internet was new, therefore technology did not support Utility companies as much as it does today. Manual processes, multiple phone calls were the order of the day. Technological advancements and a field force more willing to embrace technology has led to products and services more fit for the 21st Century.

If you pay excessive Section 74 charges or simply want your systems and process to work in a more efficient manner, including system reviews and training of key personnel, we are the experts in this field.

Call us today for an informal chat!

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Seven key Partners:

 

Highways (Roads) authorities

highways authorities engineers, planners and contractors

Utilities companies

Utility Contractors and Sub Contractors

Representatives groups of the above including JAG, JUG, and HAUC

Department for Transport

The Roadworks Comissioner, Scotland

Why use Streetwork Solutions?

We work with and train utility companies, councils and contractors.

We train all street works staff, from the field force through to directors.

We provide training for 'Street Manager' to Utilities and Authorities.

We have implemented and trained EToN (Now Wales) since 1999.

We understand and minimise your NRSWA and TMA risks.

Streetworks

Streetwork Solutions are here to assist, in whatever way possible, organisations that regularly need to dig up roads, repair potholes, install cabling or pipes etc..

Street Manager and EToN

Street Manager – the DfT Solution to a Central Street Works Register for England 2020-
EToN (Electronic Transfer of Noticing) is the term used for the two way transmission of notices in Wales 1999-

Section 74 Charges

Charges were introduced for unreasonably prolonged works with an initial charge of between £100 and £2500 per working day of overrun. Streetwork Solutions help reduce any Section 74 charges that could be incurred.

New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991

The key streetworks legislation enacted in September 1993 to replace PUSWA 1950. This legislation underpins the significant requirements including the Traffic Management Act 2004, Transport for Scotland Act 2005, Permit Schemes and Lane Rental.

 

 

 

Our Clients

 

Since 1993 Streetwork Solutions have provided training and trusted support to over 150 Utility Companies and 50 Local Authorities.

We supply a complete service to our client's organisation. Our role is to ensure that all the necessary relevant  instruction is provided to comply with legal requirements. By undertaking this process you will see improvements in all processes and systems with the benefit of highly trained staff.