Consultation outcome

Qualification requirements for people working on street works

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Response to the consultation on street works qualifications

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Detail of outcome

Following concerns raised at consultation, the government has decided not to proceed with proposals to remove the current requirement for street works operatives and supervisors to hold specific qualifications. Further details of the decision feature in this response.

Original consultation

Summary

Removing the need for street works operatives and supervisors to hold specific qualifications, and allowing employers to decide on suitable training.

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Consultation description

We are inviting views on proposals arising from the Red Tape Challenge to remove the current requirement for street works operatives and supervisors to hold specific qualifications, and instead allow employers to determine suitable training. The government believes this would end the inappropriate ‘layering’ of regulations, given that safety and reinstatement standards are already regulated by statutory codes of practice.

Documents

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 street works qualifications in England - a consultation

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Repeal of street works qualifications requirements: impact assessment

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Code of practice on consultations

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Published 8 March 2012
Last updated 14 March 2013 + show all updates
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