New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 - Code of Practice for Inspections

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New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INSPECTIONS

APPENDIX A

Glossary of Terms

Agent A person duly authorised by the road works authority or undertaker, as the case may be, to act on their behalf in relation to the matter in question. Unless otherwise stated, the terms "road works authority" and "undertaker" in this Code of Practice include agents acting for them.

Contractor

A person or organisation duly authorised by the undertaker to undertake works and services on its behalf.

Costs

The costs or expenses of taking any action shall be taken to include the relevant administrative expenses (of the authority, body or person concerned) including general staff costs and overheads as defined in section 155 of the Act.

Day

Means working day, which is a day other than a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Bank Holiday or other prescribed public holiday. Bank Holiday means a day which is a Bank Holiday under the Bank and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in the locality in which the works in question are situated. A notice given after 4.30 pm on a working day shall be treated as given on the next working day. In reckoning any period, which is expressed to be a period from or before a given date, that date shall be excluded.

Expenses

See "costs".

Fees

The fees prescribed by the regulations under section 134 of the Act.

HAUC UK

Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee, the national committee comprising representatives of the highway and road authorities and the National Joint Utilities Group which deals with matters of common interest. Similar bodies exist at Regional level.

Member of the public

In the context of third party reports a member of the public is deemed to be any person not qualified to assess reinstatement or signing, lighting, and guarding defects and inadequacies respectively.

Notice

Means any notice given as required by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

RAUC(S)

Road Authorities and Utilities Committee (Scotland), the Scottish national committee comprising representatives of the road authorities and the Scottish Joint Utilities Group which deals with matters of common interest. Similar bodies exist at Area level.

Road works authority

If a road is a public road, the road works authority is the roads authority and, if not, the road works authority is the road managers as defined in S108 of the act.

SRWR

Scottish Road Works Register. Susiephone Ltd has been appointed by the Scottish Ministers as keeper of the register.

Undertaker's representative

A person who may be an employee of the undertaker, the undertaker's agent or the contractor.

APPENDIX B

Notification Forms

Works Inspection Report
Defect Notification
Improvement Notice - Reinstatement
Improvement Notice - Signing, Lighting and Guarding
Notification Forms

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APPENDIX C

Explanatory Diagrams

Figure 1 Flow diagram - Reinstatement Defects

Flow diagram

Figure 2 Flow diagram - Signing, Lighting and Guarding Inadequacy

flow diagram

APPENDIX D

Site Check-List for Improvement Plan Process

Note:- Suggested construction items which may be reported from a site visit. A selection of these may be incorporated in the plan as items to be monitored depending on the objectives to be achieved by the plan.

Signing, Lighting and Guarding
Correct equipment on site
Signs in correct positions
Barriers correctly erected
Pedestrian provision where required
Approved traffic signals

Reinstatements
Surface profile
Ironwork

Bituminous
Sub-base, Base (Roadbase), Binder Course, Surface Course _ Materials, lifts, compaction equipment and finished depth.

Tack coat
Edge sealant
Overbanding
Joint treatment
Chippings

Concrete
Reinforcement
Mix
Joints
Texture
Modular (including flag stones)
Bedding
Flags
Slabs
Modules
Setts
Joints

Note that this is not an exhaustive list and other criteria may be appropriate in particular cases.

APPENDIX E

Electronic Transfer of Inspections

E1. This Appendix is included to maintain compatibility with the English Second Edition of the Code of Practice for Inspections.

E2. All notices including Works Inspection Reports and Defect Notifications are exchanged by means of the Scottish Road Works Register.

E3. All Works Inspection Reports and Defect Notifications are to be entered into the Scottish Road Works Register as soon as possible after carrying out the inspection. The option in this edition of the Code of Practice to send notifications by fax is retained solely to assist the speed of response and does not remove the absolute requirement to enter the information into the Scottish Road Works Register