Highway's Maintenance Skilled Operative

Intermediate Level 2

Highway's Maintenance Skilled Operative

Intermediate Level 2

Important Information about the Highway's Maintenance Skilled Operative course...

Intermediate Level 2

A highway’s maintenance skilled operative will work for public and private companies. They will work on roads in rural and urban areas to repair damaged surfaces (not including motorways). They will use a variety of tools including hand tools, power tools and plant machinery. A highway’s maintenance skilled operative will have to work individually and as part of a team. They must also be able to understand and work to specifications and drawings when working on highway repairs. Using hand or power tools they will perform a multitude of tasks. This could include;

  • repairs to potholes
  • replacement and reinstatement of pavements and kerbs
  • installing street ironworks
  • laying new surfaces

They make sure roads are suitable for vehicles to drive on and pathways and pavements are safe for pedestrians to walk on. They may also have to use specialist equipment to locate water, gas and sewer lines. Once these lines are located they may have to excavate around the line by hand to stop damage and disruption. A highway’s maintenance skilled operative will prepare, set up and work within temporary traffic management on roads within rural and urban areas, this allows for smooth movement and flow of pedestrian and traffic restrictions.

A highway’s maintenance skilled operative will have to work under all weather conditions and all times of the day and night. They may have to work reactively to road maintenance and repair as well as working on planned projects. They will have to have a certain level of common sense and a high level of safety awareness as working on roads under busy conditions can be dangerous. A good understanding of health and safety and environmental control will be essential to this job role.

Core knowledge
  • The principles of health, safety and welfare and how they must be applied in relation to their own work and others
  •  The responsibilities under current legislation (including Health and safety at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment 1998, Manual Handling Operations regulations 1992) and official guidance (risk assessments, method statements) to undertake work
  • How to work in accordance with the National Highway Sector Schemes, Industry Codes of Practice, the New Roads & Street Works Act and other guidance relevant to the occupation
  • Understand the structure of the highway, civil engineering methods, construction technology and have knowledge of different road categories and types, construction materials and working methods
  • How to identify, locate and excavate around underground services such as gas and power cables to avoid strikes and loss of service
Core skills
  • The principles of health, safety and welfare and how they must be applied in relation to their own work and others
  • The responsibilities under current legislation (including Health and safety at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment 1998, Manual Handling Operations regulations 1992) and official guidance (risk assessments, method statements) to undertake work
  • How to work in accordance with the National Highway Sector Schemes, Industry Codes of Practice, the New Roads & Street Works Act and other guidance relevant to the occupation
  • Understand the structure of the highway, civil engineering methods, construction technology and have knowledge of different road categories and types, construction materials and working methods
  • How to identify, locate and excavate around underground services such as gas and power cables to avoid strikes and loss of service
Behaviours
  • Effective communicationoral, written, listening, the use of signalling, body language, and presentation
  • Team work: work effectively with others with limited supervision
  • Independent workingtake responsibility for completion of their own work
  • Logical thinkinguse clear and valid reasoning when making decisions to undertake the work instructions
  • Working effectivelyundertake the work in a reliable and productive manner
  • Time managementuse own time effectively to complete the work instructions to schedule
  • Adaptabilitybe able to adjust to changes in work instructions
  • Assertiveness and confidenceable to resist pressures to work following unsafe practices
  • Respectapply equality, diversity and inclusion in dealing with others
  • Commitment to safe working
Duration

The typical duration of this course is 18 to 24 months.

Entry Requirements

Learners without Level 1 in English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the learners English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.

Qualifications

This course is at Level 2.

You will receive a certificate upon completion.

This standard will be reviewed after three years.

Bolt On Courses

There are a number of bolt on courses available when undertaking this course. These are optional but taking them will give you extra qualifications and help towards your knowledge of the course. Have a look at the bolt on courses we offer.

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With this Intermediate Level 2 qualification you can be sure that you’re going to get the quality training that you expect and deserve. Our dedicated teachers are here to help guide you through this course.

QUALIFICATION

This course is at Level 2.

You will receive a certificate upon completion.

This standard will be reviewed after three years.

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