The Specification for the
Excavation and Reinstatement of Roads:
is a legal requirement. It is a
criminal offence not to comply with any aspect of the Specification.
encourages first time permanent
requires better compaction.
gives thicker reinstatement
depths for highly trafficked Roads
defines the guarantee periods as
2 or 3 years, depending upon the depth of the original excavation.
requires straight edges to the
details that there should be no
unbound material used as a temporary reinstatement.
sets the limits or tolerances
that are permitted.
details the materials that are
permitted and their various compaction requirements/specifications
Code of Practice for Inspections
self enforcement, monitored by a
percentage check at various times by Roads Service
10% during excavation and
10% immediately after permanent
10% at the end of the guarantee
coring and other engineering
quality checks also to be carried out and monitored
under the new NIRAUC
Code of Practice for inspections, introduced in February 2001, the utility will pay for a
pre-determined level of inspection through "sample inspection fees";
£15.50 for an inspection
£31.00 when a defect is
recorded and follow up inspections are triggered., each of these may incur a
charge of £31.00
Training centres accredited by
City & Guilds and other examining bodies provide training courses in
street works for operatives and supervisors.
On successful completion of the
course they are awarded a certificate and their details are logged on the
SWQR, the Street Works Qualification Register. They are also provided with
an identity card detailing their qualification. This may be inspected
by Roads Service or by Contractors who may be taking on new
Code of Practice for Diversionary Works:
diversion of existing utility
plant as a direct result of major works.
avoid moving if at all possible.
sharing the costs,82%
to Roads Service and 18% to the Utility.