Reference Quantity: ST0052

Particulars of normal

The next normal displays employers’ necessities for the abilities, information and behaviours anticipated from somebody to be competent on this occupation.

1. Occupation(s)

  • The occupations lined by this Apprenticeship normal are Highways electrician or service operative.
  • The usual is wider than simply avenue lighting and is to be particularised for the specialist freeway electrical sub-sector(s) involved – e.g. avenue lighting, visitors alerts, security cameras, freeway communications.

2. Occupational profile

The principle duties and duties of somebody who’s a reliable Highways electrician or service operative throughout the related sub-sector(s) are to:

  • Set up, keep (together with fault prognosis and repairs), examine and take a look at low voltage freeway electrical tools and techniques (e.g. avenue lighting, visitors alerts, security cameras)
  • Perform emergency attendance and emergency works (e.g. the place a automobile has hit a streetlight)
  • Guarantee acceptable Well being, Security and Environmental procedures together with the necessities of the Freeway Electrical Registration Scheme (HERS) (see are utilized
  • Guarantee work is carried out effectively, successfully and safely
  • Keep efficient working relationships
  • Work on their very own initiative and in addition in groups and supervise the work of different staff members
  • Optionally: Fee freeway electrical tools and techniques (e.g. setting timings for visitors sign operation)

3. Necessities: Data, expertise and behaviours

That is the core of the Apprenticeship normal. The information and expertise which can be required by employers for competent Highways electricians or service operatives are proven under with core parts proven as black textual content on a white background and choice(s) as blue textual content on a blue background.

Knowledge and expertise

What is required

Well being, security and environmental

Understanding the necessities of their employer and trade as a complete to make sure the well being and security of workers and others affected by any work carried out and how you can minimise harming the atmosphere and to use these earlier than beginning work and through the works each for themselves and people they’re chargeable for

Freeway electrical equipment and techniques

Understanding and figuring out the various kinds of tools and techniques used within the freeway electrical sector, the rules of operation, and the way they’re put in and maintained; Understanding electrical rules and practices and making use of these to freeway electrical tools and techniques.

Planning, getting ready and organising works

Understanding the necessities of the employer and trade and making use of these to securely and effectively plan, put together and organise works on web site together with acquiring the mandatory plant, instruments, supplies and competent folks; allocating sources; setting  particular person obligations and making certain the scope of labor is known

Installation methods

Understanding how you can set up, and truly putting in and connecting a spread of freeway electrical tools and parts (e.g. cables, fuses, distribution boards); understanding and coping with various web site circumstances; Understanding and finishing up the related electrical and practical checks  for put in tools and finishing information (e.g. job sheets and electrical take a look at certificates)

Maintenance techniques

Understanding the rules and practices of routine (e.g. cleansing and bulk relamping) and reactive (e.g. responding to lights or alerts which can be out or out of timing) upkeep together with the security and technical implications, the  prognosis and correction of faults and the checks for tools being maintained; making use of these in apply

Inspection and testing rules and practices

Understanding the rules, practices and necessities {of electrical} and the place relevant structural inspection and testing of freeway electrical tools and techniques; Understanding how you can confirm and file the outcomes; Finishing up electrical and the place relevant visible structural inspection and testing on freeway electrical tools, recording the outcomes and verifying whether or not the system complies with the trade requirements and is secure, and the actions to take if this isn’t the case.

Emergency attendance and emergency works

Understanding the necessities and procedures of the employer and trade  and making use of these to emergencies resembling a street visitors incident the place a automobile impacts a avenue mild or visitors sign, to evaluate the location, decide what motion is required, name for acceptable extra technical again up and make sure the web site is left secure and related reviews are accomplished

Efficient communication

Understanding of how you can talk successfully and how you can develop and keep efficient working relationships and making use of this understanding in apply in order to make sure productive working relationships; making certain communication is evident, acceptable and understood;  selling an expert picture

Efficient supervisory methods

Understanding the obligations and necessities of supervisors; Understanding the rules of efficient supervision; Allocating duties and obligations and coordinating actions to make sure work is carried out safely, cost-effectively and throughout the programme of labor

Commissioning rules and practices

Understanding the scope, objective and procedures related to commissioning inspection and checks, handover and recording of outcomes; planning and finishing up the commissioning (e.g. for making certain visitors sign installations are secure and the specification of apparatus, the set up and the timings are in accordance with the shoppers’ necessities)


What is required

Well being, security and environment

Selling a constructive Well being, Security and Environmental tradition by situational consciousness and by private instance; taking acceptable actions if others are performing unsafely

Accepting duty

Taking duty for personal and others judgements, actions and requirements of labor.

Being conscious of the bounds of their very own competence and taking the initiative for making certain that their competence is maintained, developed and updated


Allocation of labor duties and monitoring efficiency to make sure acceptable requirements of security, workmanship and industrial efficiency and enterprise wants are met and maintained

. Period

The everyday period of this Apprenticeship is 24 months

5. Typical job titles:

Highways upkeep electrician, Highways upkeep engineer, Highways operatives and Road lighting electrician 

6. Entry necessities

Particular person employers will set the entry necessities for this apprenticeship however sometimes candidates could have accomplished the Stage 2 Freeway Electrical upkeep and set up (HEMI) operative apprenticeship efficiently and their Stage 2 Certificates in Freeway Electrical Work shall be in date. The place the Stage 2 HEMI has not been accomplished and the apprentice is following the Stage 3 apprenticeship upskilling route, there’s a requirement for the supplier to hold out a coaching hole evaluation to make sure that the required degree of underpinning information has been acquired earlier than the programme begin. The Supplier shall be required to assessment, plan and execute the required degree of data coaching in keeping with the Freeway Electrical Vocationally Recognised Qualification Specification.

7. {Qualifications}

This can be a Stage 3 apprenticeship and can outcome on the finish of the apprenticeship, in gaining a Stage 3 Certificates and a Stage 3 NVQ Diploma

8. English and maths

Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the Finish-Level Evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3. A British Signal Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative choice to the English qualification for these whose major language is BSL

9. Evaluate date

This apprenticeship normal needs to be reviewed not more than two years after approval of the usual

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