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Chapter 8 (Traffic Management Unit 2 Street Works)

Chapter 8 (Traffic Management Unit 2 Street Works)


Aimed at those who are engaged with roadworks or temporary restrictions, which cause partial or total obstruction of the highways. This two-day course will provide candidates with sufficient knowledge of signing, lighting and guarding methods in order to minimise delays and eliminate risk of accidents whilst maintaining a safe environment for the general public, the road user, and those engaged with the works. 

What will you learn
  • Positioning, erecting and maintaining the correct signs, warning and information notices, lamps, cones, barriers, etc. in the prescribed manner.
  • Understanding the need to permit and maintain controlled movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic at the site of the works and other areas that are affected by the works.
  • The requirements of safe practices whilst carrying out the works in the highway with particular emphasis to the protection of the general public and those associated with the works.
  • Understanding the importance and procedures associated with correct operation and use of manual and automatic signals including their positioning in accordance with defined instructions.
  • Identifying, as works progress, the need for the introduction of revised control measures including road closures, traffic diversion, single-file traffic, one-way traffic and additional pedestrian protection.


Course Name Location Duration
Chapter 8 SWH Training Centre 2 days*

*The first day is training and the second day is an assessment.

Course requirements

Those wishing to take the Chapter 8 (Traffic Management) course will need to be aged 17 or older and have previous experience of working on a highway, such as erecting temporary traffic management. All candidates wishing to undertake this course will need to have full PPE.

Qualifications gained
  • City & Guilds Signing, Lighting and Guarding certificate
  • SWQR Unit 2 Street Works card