Slurry- microsurfacing training course
A one-day training course on slurry-microsurfacing will be held on 10th October 2012 at the Grantham offices of Colas Ltd. The course is CPD approved by the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation.
The course will examine the development of and range of applications for slurry-microsurfacing. This will include investigation into the use of bitumen emulsions and aggregates and an introduction to BSEN 12273, PD 6689 and BSEN 12274 test methods.
In accordance with Sector Scheme 13 (Surface Treatments) supervisors holding NQV level 3 should attend this course every 5 years as evidence of current knowledge and competency.
High friction surfacing training seminar
A one-day training seminar on high friction surfacing is to be held on 17th October 2012 at the Nu-phalt offices in Rugby. The seminar is CPD approved by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
High friction surfacing offers impressive anti-skid resistance and improved road safety. The seminar will examine the role of calcined bauxite aggregates and the BBA HAPAS product certification/approved installers scheme. The specification and durability of high friction surfacing together with the range of different high friction systems will be explained as will the traffic management and health and safety issues on high friction surfacing sites.
The seminar will end with the taking of a multiple-choice test paper. Successful candidates will receive a RSTA Silver Certificate.
Surface dressing training course
A two-day training course on surface dressing is to be held on 6 – 7th November 2012 at the Durham County Council offices, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Durham and on 14 - 15th November at the South Gloucestershire County Council Offices at Yate near Bristol. The training course is CPD approved by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
Developed for engineers and technicians, the course will examine the need for and economics of surface dressing and how to select the correct type of dressing and how best to prepare the road for treatment. The course will also examine health and safety issues, relevant standards and UK guidance including Road Note 39 and it will provide worked examples.
In accordance with Sector Scheme 13 (Surface Treatments) supervisors holding NVQ Level 3 should attend this course every 5 years as evidence of current knowledge and competency.
Highway maintenance techniques seminar
A one-day seminar on highway maintenance techniques is to be held on 27th November 2012 at Colas Ltd offices in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The seminar is CPD approved by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
The seminar is aimed at managers, engineers and technicians. It will include presentations of leading surface treatment industry figures on a range of key maintenance techniques including surface dressing, slurry micro-dressing, road crack repair systems, jet patching and asphalt preservation. The seminar will also examine road recycling, fine milling and grouted macadam together with skid resistance monitoring and the use of geo-synthetics of longer life roads.
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