National Highways Sector Scheme Training & Assessments

NHSS 12A/B General Operative Training

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Training Course

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Test. 75% Pass mark


1 Day

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Working on the Public Highway Traffic Management - High Speed Roads

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Summary / introduction

National Highway Sector Scheme 12A/B for static temporary traffic management on motorways and high speed dual carriageways including on-line widening schemes.

Target audience

All persons who will be required by their employer to work on motorways and or high speed dual carriageways.
From 1st April 2016 learners must have completed the Temporary Traffic Management Basic Course (TTMBC) if new to the industry and do not hold other current NHSS Temporary Traffic Management 12ABC skills registration cards/cerificates. They must also complete 3 months ‘on the job’
experience before applying for this course.

The learner can obtain full Operative status (TM card) by completing the NHSS 12A/B General Operative course and a set of on and off site assessments as prescribed in the Sector Scheme document. The assessments must be completed within a two year period starting from the date of the first assessment.


This course will cover:

Quality Assurance and Sector Schemes

  • BS EN ISO 9001:current
  • Sector Scheme 12

Health and Safety at Work

  • Employer and Employee responsibilities
  • Health and Safety at Work Act (HSE)
  • Risk Assessments & Method Statements – What are they, why have them

Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual

  • Types of works, definitions, safety zones
  • Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions – What is it, how does it relate to the temporary traffic management industry


Publications relative to the temporary traffic management industry

Traffic Management Operations

  • Signing and coning requirements – Setting out closures, road markings, marker posts
  • Temporary Traffic Management vehicle requirements – Different types of vehicles
  • Checking and loading vehicles – How vehicles should be loaded for easy unloading, who is responsible for the vehicle and its load, Gross vehicle weights, Unladen weights
  • Crossing the carriageway on foot – Introduction to Health and Safety document CIS 53
  • Video – Your Life in the Fast Lane
  • Discussion on safe working methods for installation, maintenance and removal of signs and cones – Does not give systems of work but looks at different issues to be considered when developing a safe system of work
  • End of course multiple choice test

Product objectives

On completion of this course learners will: Understand the principles of Quality Assurance

  • Be aware of the training and assessment process to become a registered Temporary Traffic Management Operative
  • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and their responsibilities
  • Be aware of safe working practices
  • Be aware of reference documentation used within the Temporary Traffic Management industry
  • Be able to understand safe working methods that are used to install, maintain and remove temporary traffic management equipment
  • Be able to plan a Chapter 8 closure from a given datum

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