Amendments to Scottish Road Works Regulations 2018

Closes 8 Mar 2019

Opened 14 Dec 2018


Minor amendments are need to both the Road Works (Qualifications of Operative and Supervisors (Scotland) Regulations 2017 and the Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2017. This consultation seeks views on both proposed amendments.

Why We Are Consulting

Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2017:

The proposal is to remove the 2017 Regulations, and create new Regulations to account for the running costs of £855,000 for the 2019/20 financial year.

The Road Works (Qualifications of Operative and Supervisors (Scotland) Regulations 2017:

The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 outlines a requirement for roads works undertakers to have qualified supervisors and trained operatives on site while road works are in progress.

There are currently three approved awarding bodies approved for the issuing of certificates of competence in road works in Scotland.

These are: the Scottish Qualifications Authority, the City and Guilds of London Institute, and the CABWI Awarding Body (previously the Certification and Association Board for the Water Industry).

Recently, a fourth organisation, “Lantra” (company number 02823181), has sought approval to be added to this list of approved bodies.

The proposal is to amend regulation 8(1) of the 2017 Regulations, Section 8 to include Lantra as a fourth approved qualification-awarding body.

We would like your views, supported by evidence where possible, on whether these updatesthis amendment should be made as proposed.

Give us your views


  • People of Scotland


  • Transport