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. etc.


We do this in numerous ways, the most obvious being improving systems and processes and/or training key personnel, empowering them to ensure the smooth running of any streetwork project and minimising the risk of Section 74 charges and fines.

At Streetwork Solutions, we see six key parties working together to ensure the streetworks happen with the minimum of impact upon road users.

· Highway (Roads) Authorities

· Highway Authorities Engineers, Planners and Contractors

· Utility Companies

· Utility Contractors and Sub Contractors

· Representative groups of the above including JAG, JUG and HAUC

· Department for Transport (and in Scotland the Roadworks Commissioner)

Highway (Roads) Authorities

This group is required by legislation to co-ordinate works, protect its streets and inspect works to ensure that they are carried out correctly. Streetwork Solutions has worked with over 50 Authorities since 2008 to improve performance in line with these requirements.

Highway Authorities Engineers, Planners and Contractors

This group is key to the success of any council in terms of streetworks legislation. Often, up to half of the works within an Authority are works carried out by this group. Since 2008, we have worked with hundreds of Engineers, Planners and Contractors to give them a balanced view of the Streetworks Legislation and aided them in the planning and efficient notification of their works. Something that benefits both themselves and their Highway Authority colleagues greatly.

Utility Companies

Whilst Statutory Undertakers may have powers to place, maintain , improve and remove their apparatus placed within the public highway, the Streetworks Legislation forces them to plan, notify, complete and register works to avoid the following:

· Reputational Issues
· Section 74 Charges, Potential Prosecutions, Fixed Penalty Notices
· Planning and resource issues caused by poor notification/permit applications
· Costs involved with the poor quality of initial reinstatements

Utility Contractors and Sub Contractors

In 1993 When we had our first full time involvement in streetworks, there were very few contractors or subcontractors. Many Operational Teams, Supervisors, Operations Managers were direct employees. However, as the decades have progressed, Contractors (and sub Contractors) are the norm. Whilst, Utility Companies are inevitably responsible for all activities carried out by Contractors, these companies often take on a lot of the risks highlighted above.

Therefore, since Streetwork Solutions was formed in 2005/6, this group has made up a high percentage of our clients across the UK.

Representative groups of the above including JAG (Authority), JUG (Utility) and HAUC (both) and their counterparts in Scotland and Northern Ireland

The above groups are made up from highly experienced teams committed to education, promoting best practice throughout the streetworks industry. Streetwork Solutions has worked with London and West Midlands Hauc around the following subjects to give a balanced view to all sides during training:

· Permit Conditions
· Fixed Penalty Notices

Department for Transport (and in Scotland, the Roadworks Commissioner)

Key formers of streetworks Legislation, including NRSWA, the TMA, Permit Schemes, Lane Rental etc.

The Scottish Roadworks Commissioner gives excellent guidance and advice within their website.

Whatever your streetworks training requirement, we can help. Regardless of where you are in the UK, please call us and we will demistify what can be a maze of street work legislation for you.

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We do this in numerous ways, the most obvious being improving systems and processes and/or training key personnel, empowering them to ensure the smooth running of any streetwork project and minimising the risk of Section 74 charges and fines.

At Streetwork Solutions, we see six key parties working together to ensure the streetworks happen with the minimum of impact upon road users.

· Highway (Roads) Authorities

· Highway Authorities Engineers, Planners and Contractors

· Utility Companies

· Utility Contractors and Sub Contractors

· Representative groups of the above including JAG, JUG and HAUC

· Department for Transport (and in Scotland the Roadworks Commissioner)

Highway (Roads) Authorities

This group is required by legislation to co-ordinate works, protect its streets and inspect works to ensure that they are carried out correctly. Streetwork Solutions has worked with over 50 Authorities since 2008 to improve performance in line with these requirements.

Highway Authorities Engineers, Planners and Contractors

This group is key to the success of any council in terms of streetworks legislation. Often, up to half of the works within an Authority are works carried out by this group. Since 2008, we have worked with hundreds of Engineers, Planners and Contractors to give them a balanced view of the Streetworks Legislation and aided them in the planning and efficient notification of their works. Something that benefits both themselves and their Highway Authority colleagues greatly.

Utility Companies

Whilst Statutory Undertakers may have powers to place, maintain , improve and remove their apparatus placed within the public highway, the Streetworks Legislation forces them to plan, notify, complete and register works to avoid the following:

· Reputational Issues
· Section 74 Charges, Potential Prosecutions, Fixed Penalty Notices
· Planning and resource issues caused by poor notification/permit applications
· Costs involved with the poor quality of initial reinstatements

Utility Contractors and Sub Contractors

In 1993 When we had our first full time involvement in streetworks, there were very few contractors or subcontractors. Many Operational Teams, Supervisors, Operations Managers were direct employees. However, as the decades have progressed, Contractors (and sub Contractors) are the norm. Whilst, Utility Companies are inevitably responsible for all activities carried out by Contractors, these companies often take on a lot of the risks highlighted above.

Therefore, since Streetwork Solutions was formed in 2005/6, this group has made up a high percentage of our clients across the UK.

Representative groups of the above including JAG (Authority), JUG (Utility) and HAUC (both) and their counterparts in Scotland and Northern Ireland

The above groups are made up from highly experienced teams committed to education, promoting best practice throughout the streetworks industry. Streetwork Solutions has worked with London and West Midlands Hauc around the following subjects to give a balanced view to all sides during training:

· Permit Conditions
· Fixed Penalty Notices

Department for Transport (and in Scotland, the Roadworks Commissioner)

Key formers of streetworks Legislation, including NRSWA, the TMA, Permit Schemes, Lane Rental etc.

The Scottish Roadworks Commissioner gives excellent guidance and advice within their website.

Whatever your streetworks training requirement, we can help. Regardless of where you are in the UK, please call us and we will demistify what can be a maze of street work legislation for you.

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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.