Amendments to Scottish Road Works Regulations 2024

Closes 15 Jan 2024

Opened 14 Nov 2023

Results expected 22 Jan 2024

Feedback expected 22 Jan 2024


Minor amendments are needed within the Road Works (Qualifications of Operative and Supervisors (Scotland) Regulations 2017 and a replacement Stautory Instrument is required to replace the Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2022. This consultation seeks views on both proposed changes.

Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations:

The proposal is to revoke the 2022 Regulations, and create new Regulations to account for the running costs of £901,314 for the 2024/25 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 four 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), and Lantra Ltd.

Recently, two aditional organisations, “Highfield Qualifcations" (Highfield Qualifications for Compliance Ltd, company number 06478925), and "EUIAS" (Energy and Utility Skills Ltd, Company number 03812163have sought approval to be added to this list of approved bodies.

The proposal is to amend regulation 8(1) of the 2017 Regulations, to include both bodies as approved qualification-awarding body, subject to formal Ministerial consent.

Why your views matter

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



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