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Health & Safety - Working on Highways and Verges (CPD)

£263+VAT (APSE members) £446+VAT (Non-members)                                          


Learn more about our in-house option, please contact Fiona Sutton-Wilson for details: fsuttonwilson@apse.org.uk



APSE is pleased to be bringing our popular Health & Safety on Highways and Verges course to our virtual classroom.  This course was designed in response to network query requests from councils seeking guidance for roads, highways, street scene, and transport. The updated content will also help local authorities to assess risk and adopt safe practice in their R2W plans, operating within Government Covid-19 guidelines.

In addition to new concerns and requirements, accidents to workers and road users on the highway regularly make headlines and attract investigation and enforcement action.  Litter picking, mowing, treework, dealing with emergencies, removing road kill and any other work on or near the highway are all high risk activities and incidents can have far reaching consequences for local authorities and individuals.

These all place significant responsibilities on local authorities to ensure competence at all levels, and this course provides an opportunity for those managing or delivering these activities to step back from the pressures of their ‘day job’ and take an overview and an update on key issues, together with sharing experiences and good practice.


The sessions will cover:

  • The issues working on high-speed dual and single carriage ways
  • Understanding signage
  • Visibility
  • Litter picking risk assessments
  • Community clean ups and volunteers
  • Service specific hazards and risks - mitigation and management
  • Sources of advice, guidance and training
  • Best practice case studies – learning from others working in the sector


Who will benefit from attending?

Operatives and frontline supervisors managing in-house teams or contractors, from the following service sectors:

  • Roads and Highways
  • Street Scene and Transport
  • Or any other related services section


Continuous Professional Development (CPD) 

This course has been independently certified as conforming to accepted CPD guidelines. Delegates will earn 5 CPD points from attending the full course and will be issued with a CPD certificate for their personal records.



This course is offered as a full-day or as two half-days.

Morning sessions:         09:00 Start        12:00 Finish

Afternoon sessions:      12:30 Start         15:30 Finish


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APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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