SWUK and JAG(UK)
Improving safety, quality and efficiency together
Welcome from the HAUC(UK) Joint Chairs
HAUC(UK) brings highway authorities, utilities and government together with the aim of working safely and smartly to reduce the impact of street and road works on members of the public throughout the UK. We as joint chairs of HAUC(UK) work together with our colleagues in the regions and central governments striving to ensure that processes, systems and legislation do not hamper the travelling public whilst we all continue to maintain the essential services that the utility companies and highway authorities provide.
The co-chairs for HAUC (UK) are:
- Clive Bairsto - Street Works UK Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
- David Capon – CEO JAG(UK)
What is HAUC(UK)?
The Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUC(UK)) was established in 1986 by the constituent bodies of the local Highway Authorities and the Utilities to assist the Secretary of State in arriving at proposals for new street works legislation. HAUC(UK) played a significant role in the drawing up of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA), the Traffic Management Act 2004, and their subsidiary legislation and associated Codes of Practice.
The main aims of HAUC(UK) are:
- To advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to street works legislation
- To provide guidance to practitioners
Our Vision is one which builds on the strong collaborative working which both Street Works UK and the Joint Authorities Group believe in passionately. This was the purpose behind the Highways Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUC), and we continue to champion this approach. It is clear that utilities and highways authorities can work together, and our Vision seeks to reinforce this cooperation as we look to the future.
I want to thank the thousands of highways maintenance and construction workers, and the streetworks operatives, who are all vital to the resilience of our road network.Baroness Vere of Norbiton - Transport Minister for Roads, Buses and Places - 24 April 2020