New street works video highlights best practice

A training film designed to support safe and efficient practice during street works has been released.

New street works video highlights best practice

‘Backfilling Excavations’, is the latest video in the ‘Highways the Right Way’ series of short training films, which are designed to improve the awareness, safety and skills of the sector’s workforce.


It has been developed in collaboration with a host of sector employers, through Energy & Utility Skills’ Utilities Contractors’ Group – a collective of sector experts that identified the need for innovative and engaging training resources. It was preceded by the release of ‘Risk Assessments’ and ‘Breaking Ground’ last year. The series is part of a larger project that received funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of its Flexible and Structured Fund.

Morrison Utility Services’ Glen Tymon, the chair of the Utility Contractors Group, said: “The production of this engaging, bite-sized training resource, backed by utility contractors, will help to reinforce the key safety messages and protocols needed to address the issues that the industry and our workforce face daily. These films are a recipe for success. By using good ingredients and following the method, we will get good results.”

Nick Ellins, chief executive of Energy & Utility Skills, said: “Street works are important to maintain the UK’s infrastructure. Our Highways the Right Way series can help with inductions for new employers or act as an innovative refresher for experienced workers. The films are there to help ensure works are executed correctly, first time.”


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