Application/Renewal Process

SWQR worker on road

Initial Application

If you require a Street Works ID card for employment covered by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, then you are required to attend a course at an approved training provider to obtain the relevant qualifications.

Once you have passed the course, the training provider will notify an Awarding Body (SQA, City & Guilds or CABWI) who will issue your qualification certificates.

The training provider will submit an application form to the register which will detail the qualifications you have gained, your personal details and include an up to date photograph.

* If the training provider does not apply on your behalf, please use either Scotland/Northern Ireland/Wales initial/additional qualifications form or England initial/additional qualifications form and enclose a copy of your certificates with your application. Find out more information about the fee.

Assuming all is correct with the application form, we will issue you with a Street Works ID card.

Please note:

  • The card will be sent to the address stated on the application form.
  • All information given on the application will be taken as precise by the SWQR and no liability will be held for inaccurate information.
  • All information is used for the sole purpose of issuing an ID card and will not be used for any other purpose or given to a 3rd party.
  • Any inaccuracies noted on receipt of ID card, should be notified to training provider in the first instance.
  • Applications will take up to three weeks from the date of receipt to be processed.

Re-registration

Supervisors or Operatives working in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are required to re-register with the register (SWQR) every 5 years as per the expiry date of their ID cards. Each Supervisor or Operative should complete the Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales re-registration form and return it to the SWQR along with their current ID card, one passport size photograph and the appropriate fee.

The Re-registrations applications can be received up to a maximum of 3 months after the candidate expiry date as noted on the ID card. Please note that once the expiry date of the card has been reached, the card is no longer valid and candidates should seek advice from their employers about carrying out any work under a non-valid ID card.

Please note:

  • The card will be sent to the address stated on the application form.
  • All information given on the application will be taken as precise by the SWQR and no liability will be held for inaccurate information.
  • All information is used for the sole purpose of issuing an ID card and will not be used for any other purpose or given to a 3rd party.
  • Any inaccuracies noted on receipt of ID card, should be notified to training provider in the first instance.
  • Applications will take up to three weeks from the date of receipt to be processed.

Re-assessment from April 2017

The re-assessment process for candidates working under English legislation has been updated following a consultation exercise by the Department for Transport.

The changes are captured in guidance documents and on the important changes page for England.

Please refer to this document before following the instructions surrounding re-assessment.

An application to register re-assessed qualifications should be made using the England initial/additional qualifications re-assessment form. The application no longer has to be accompanied a copy of the certificates, however, an up to date passport sized photograph is required. New Re-assessment time lines surrounding the receipt of RA applications now apply.

A new ID card issued will transition those on the old structure to the new structure indicating individual expiry dates for all units held.

Please note: The new structure card (for England) will only be issued on receipt of an application to re-assess or add additional units. It will not be issued on request for a replacement of a lost or stolen ID card.

Replacement cards

In the event of an ID card being lost or stolen, the Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR) should be notified immediately and a replacement may be requested by submitting the UK replacement card form. The candidate should complete the form and return it to the SWQR along with one passport-sized photograph and the appropriate fee.

Alternatively, replacement requests can also be taken over the telephone using a credit or debit card for payment provided that the SWQR holds a current photograph.

Please note: The new structure card (for England) will not be issued on request for a replacement of a lost or stolen ID card. Replacement requests are on a “like for like” basis.

Booking a Street Works Qualifications Course

Please note that the Register cannot book candidates onto courses. This request should be directed straight to the Training Provider.

To do this you will need to contact one of the three Awarding Organisations — City & Guilds, CABWI or SQA — details of which are on our contact page. They will be able to advise you of your nearest training centre and details of the course.

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