Following up on the recent customer survey and the points raised, SWQR has updated the registration application forms. Two forms have now been introduced to help make the process simpler to follow. SWQR1 will be used for registrations of qualifications for new candidates (being placed on the register for the first time), adding additional qualifications to an existing record and for making a re-assessment application. SWQR2 forms will be used for re-registering the qualifications as is current practice in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and for anyone making a request for a replacement ID card. The SWQR2 form contains the option to pay by centre number for existing centres or by cheque or credit card payment for individual candidates. Please see the application process tabs for the relevant forms.
Also coming up over the next year will be the introduction of a new we enabled database that will allow centres to upload candidate registrations direct to SWQR and allow centres to check on candidate expiry dates. This will allow SWQR to move to a less paper based system at the same time as giving centres control over the candidates they are enrolling. Each centre currently registered with the SWQR will be given a login to enable them to record the registrations and upload the photographs. It is anticipated that SWQR with hold several roll out sessions across the country whereby centres can attend and receive a short training on the new system. A user manual will also be sent to centres in the lead up to the roll out and advice is always available over the phone. If you cannot make one of the sessions and would like a one to one training, SWQR will try to accommodate this request where possible.
The Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR) is maintained in Glasgow, at the invitation of the Department for Transport. The SWQR holds details of qualified supervisors and operatives who have gained the appropriate qualification in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA).
Awarding Bodies, appointed by the Government, work closely with the SWQR in order that each qualified supervisor or operative can be issued with a durable ID card (which can be produced on site if necessary) to show that he/she is in possession of the appropriate qualification. Additionally, the SWQR can provide road authorities, contracting companies and other prospective employers with information as to whether a supervisor or operative is in possession of a prescribed qualification as provided for in Sections 67 and 126 of the New Road and Street Works Act.