Consultation on The Road Works (Qualifications of Operatives and Supervisors) (Scotland) Regulations 2016

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Part 1: About this Consultation
Objective and Scope of Consultation
Duration of Consultation
How to Respond
Handling your Response

Part 2: Current arrangements and new proposals
Proposed changes in detail
Proposed change 1 – change the order in which the sections on supervisors and operatives appear in the regulations
Proposed change 2 – changing the way Approved Bodies are defined
Proposed change 3 – simplify the process of registering qualifications
Proposed change 4 – changing the key date from the date a qualification is registered to the date when the relevant qualification is achieved.
Proposed change 5 – so called “grace periods”
Proposed change 6 – amend the qualification requirements for trained operatives and supervisors within the new regulations to include provision for reassessment
Proposed change 7 – introduction of reassessment of competencies every 5 years
Proposed change 8 – revised qualification structure
Proposed change 9 – cross-border recognition of road works qualifications
Proposed Change 10 – Scottish Fire and Rescue Service exemption
Supplementary questions – Possible future extension of some qualification requirements to roads authorities and a new module on communication with members of the public

Annex A: proposed new qualification structure

Annex B: Full list of consultation questions

Annex C: The Road Works (Qualifications of Supervisors and Operatives)(Scotland) Regulations 1992

Annex D: Respondent Information Form

Published Date 8 Jul 2016 Type Mode of transport