||Confirm the work requirements of planning highway maintenance or repair activities.
- 1.1 - Identify and establish at least two of the following maintenance activities and at least five of the following repair activities on at least one of the following highways:
- scheduled and preventative
- unscheduled and corrective
- power and light
- special services and equipment
- traffic controls
- dual carriageway
- single carriageway
- carriageway with footway
- cycle way
- carriageway with hard shoulder
- 1.2 - Explain how work requirements for highways and its maintenance or repair can be confirmed.
- 1.3 - Explain who needs to be consulted when confirming work requirements for highways maintenance or repair.
||Identify and review influencing factors and guidance material about the work environment.
- 2.1 - Consider at least three of the following influencing factors when planning highway maintenance or repair activities:
- organisational requirements
- contractual requirements
- statutory requirements
- resource allocation
- working requirements
- environmental considerations
- weather conditions
- 2.2 - Examine at least two of the following guidance materials when planning highway maintenance or repair activities:
- owner's manuals
- log books
- maintenance schedules and manuals
- practice guides and specifications
- current legislation and official guidance
- 2.3 - Explain how influencing factors and guidance materials can be identified and what different methods can be used to review them when planning highway maintenance or repair activities.
||Prioritise maintenance activities by assessing and accounting for all the influencing factors.
- 3.1 - Prioritise maintenance or repair activities whilst considering influencing factors.
- 3.2 - Describe the types of maintenance activity that are applied to highways.
- 3.3 - Explain methods that can assess and account for influencing factors when planning maintenance and repair activities.
- 3.4 - Explain the factors that need to be taken into account when prioritising maintenance activities.
||Amend priorities to take account of changing circumstances whilst maintaining consistency with the influencing factors.
- 4.1 - Review and update pre-determined maintenance or repair priorities by taking into account of at least four of the following changing circumstances:
- susceptibility to damage
- safety requirements
- need to inhibit, and respond to deterioration
- compromised operational effectiveness
- weather conditions
- use or change of use
- current legislation
- security threats
- 4.2 - Explain methods that allow priorities to be amended when influencing factors have been taken into account.
- 4.3 - Explain how changing circumstances can be accounted for when planning maintenance and repair activities.
||Prepare plans or schedules of maintenance activities and negotiate and agree them with decision makers.
- 5.1 - Identify, analyse and produce plans or schedules for at least three of the following maintenance or repair activities:
- regular programmes
- tendered works
- responsive works
- cost estimated works
- winter maintenance
- traffic maintenance (signing, lighting and guarding)
- 5.2 - Explain how plans and schedules can be prepared for maintenance activities.
- 5.3 - Explain methods and techniques of negotiating and agreeing plans and schedules with decision makers.