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Safety and training standards for road works

Codes of practice

The code of practice for “Working Safely on Jersey Roads” has been out for consultation, lots of feedback has been incorporated and the first published version through the link below.

Working safely on Jersey roads - Code of practice 2020

Roadworks and the Law

The code has legal significance under “Article 25 – Safety measures” of the Road Works and Events (Jersey) Law 2016 and failure to comply with the code will be taken as evidence of failing to fulfil the legal requirement to adequately guard, light and sign roadworks safely.

The introduction of the Road Works and Events (Jersey) Law 2016 in January 2018 created, for the first time, a comprehensive framework for the control and management of roadworks on the Island’s public roads.

Poorly managed roadworks can present a significant safety hazard to the public, and to the operatives carrying them out.

The law makes provision for a basic supervision and qualification requirement to set qualification and improve safety at roadworks.

Roadworks training and qualifications

The Road Work Supervision and Qualification Policy was produced in October 2018 and covers all aspects of the safety and qualification requirements.

Road works supervision and qualifications policy

A one day training course is available locally that complements the new code of practice. It provides a standard safety qualification, for people who carry out non-utility related road works, such as:

  • scaffolders
  • crane plant operators
  • building contractors
  • stone masons
  • tree surgeons
  • exterior building cleaners.

The course can be used as a safety training refresher for people renewing their UK Street Works qualification, which is a requirement for anyone working in the utility sector.

The course is delivered and administered by local training provider 4Group and includes an ID card based certification system.

A copy of the “Working Safely on Jersey Roads” code of practice is offered free of charge to trainees on completion of the course.

A further half day course is available for those setting up or manually operate portable traffic signals.

Details of the courses and booking information on the 4Group website, or telephone +44 (0) 1534 744744 or e-mail 4Group.

Jersey road work safety and portable traffic signal (PTS) qualification

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