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Highway Safety Inspector

Ref no. BHN566489
Location Birmingham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 3 Months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Matchtech are excited to be working closely alongside a major highways contractor in Birmingham, and as result we have a live opportunity for an experienced Highways Safety Inspector.

Key skills required for this role



Highway Safety Inspector - Traffic Management

Job description

Reporting into the Highway Network Manager, the Highway Safety Inspector will have knowledge and experience in Highway Safety Inspections, NRSWA, highway enforcement and supervision of reactive highway maintenance works.

Safety Inspections - Coverage

A Safety Inspection should identify and record highway defects such as ;-

  1. Debris, spillage or contamination on footways, cycle ways, carriageways, or hard shoulders.
  2. Overhead wires in a dangerous condition
  3. Vandalism, the results of which are likely to endanger the public
  4. Abrupt level differences in footways, cycle ways, carriageways or hard shoulders the results of which are likely to endanger the public.
  5. Potholes, cracks and gaps differences in footways, cycle ways, carriageways or hard shoulders the results of which are likely to endanger the public.
  6. Damaged broken or displaced kerbs representing a safety hazard
  7. Missing or defective ironwork and other apparatus that is the responsibility of public utility companies which should be directed to the relevant utility company for action as soon as possible under section 72 of NRSWA 1991 via our NRSWA Section.
  8. Blocked drains, standing water, water discharging onto or overflowing across the highway if present at the time of inspection
  9. Damaged, defective, displaced, missing traffic signs, signals or lighting columns via the respective department
  10. Badly worn road markings
  11. NRSWA Defects to relevant department
  12. Bollards and street furniture defects
  13. Damaged safety fencing, parapet fencing, handrail and other barriers
  14. Overhanging vegetation causing obstruction to pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
  15. Private storm water drainage channels

This list is not exhaustive; the important issue is to ensure the safety and to prevent serious inconvenience to road users and the wider community.

Qualifications Requirement

Lantra - essential

NRSWA - not essential (desired)

Knowledge of well managed highways

Rate advertised is Umbrella PAYE - CIS is not permitted.

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