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The most important conversations in the Street Works sector

All our groups focus on driving change and improving output and communication. Some groups operate continually, monitoring and contributing toward changes and advice to the sector, whilst others operate more intermittently and only convene as needed. Each group works with relevant industry bodies and various government departments from across the four nations and remain focused on the wider street works community. 

The groups are all chaired and attended by volunteers. If you have an interest in an area or any specialist knowledge that you feel could be useful please get in touch to join a group. The chairs are identified within each group.

HAUC(UK) Working Group
Communications (UK)

This group ensures that relevant messages are sent out across the UK, acknowledging the differences between the devolved nations but ensuring consistency. This groups focus is on keeping members up to date about changes in the industry, best practices, news and guidance. To focus on this important role HAUC (UK) have instigated a project and taken on a Communications Manager for the next 2 years to ensure that these aims and members requirements are implemented for the future.

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Welsh HAUC Working Group
Communications (Wales)

This groups is responsible for the communication strategy for the Welsh HAUC Community.

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HAUC(UK) Working Group
Convention

The HAUC(UK) annual convention is the showcase event in the industry calendar. If focuses on celebrating successes, addressing key industry questions and attempt to provide insight into the year ahead

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HAUC(England) Working Group
Coordination

The HAUC (England) Coordination Group is a group set up to Review of the Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Street Works and Works for Road Purposes and Related Matters – England 4th Edition

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HAUC(UK) Working Group
Diversionary Works

This group support and monitors the close co-operation and co-ordination between the promoting authority and undertaker through the provisions of the Diversionary Works Code

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HAUC(UK) Working Group
Inspections

This groups works to support the implementation of the new Code of Inspections with an aim to ensure that under section 72 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, where the street authority is empowered to carry out investigatory works to check on whether or not an undertaker has complied with the duties placed on it in respect of site safety and reinstatement of the street.


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HAUC(England) Working Group
Lane Rental Forum

The Lane Rental Forum is a HAUC (England) group that acts as the conduit and Forum to consider issues in relation to existing and new Lane Rental schemes and to provide a framework for implementation, application and consistency of schemes.

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HAUC(UK) Working Group
Performance

Working with DFT and the Governance Group on measures that will enable statistics to be easy reported from the street manager system, to aid authorities and utilities to obtaining reliable data from Street Manager, this will help authorities with their annual / tri annual permit reports and provide relevant data for utilities and show parity over all.


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RAUC (Scotland) Working Group
Reinstatement Quality Plan (RQP)

This group is developing a code of practice to support the introduction of the reinstatement quality plans in Scotland

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HAUC(UK) Working Group
Safety

This groups deals with, what is arguably, the most important subject in our sector. This groups keeps as constant look on regulations and trends, identifying improvements to the guidance and ensuring it is accurate and up-to-date, helping to protect all our colleagues working on the highway.

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HAUC(England) Working Group
SROH

The group aim to ensure that the Specification of Reinstatement of the Highway (SROH) Code of Practice in up to date and fit for purpose, and keeping the progressive development in the industry inline with the legislation. This group focuses on works in England help ensure best practice is delivered within the industry

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RAUC (Scotland) Working Group
SROR

This group are reviewing the Specification of Reinstatement of the Roads (SROR) to provide a 5th version. The group looks at elements including, technical, referencing, formatting and Points-to-note
This review is critical to the way Road Works are carried out in Scotland moving forward



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Welsh HAUC Working Group
Strategy (Wales)

This group is responsible for devising and implementing a strategy to support the Welsh Street Works Industry over the next 5 years.

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HAUC(England) Working Group
Street Manager

This group represents the interests of the industry to ensure that the Street Manager continues to develop in line with the needs of the user

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HAUC(UK) Working Group
Training & Accreditation

This groups works to provide guidance on the Street Works Awarding Body acceptance criteria, as well as regularly review the Standards, Units and Question Banks and report back to HAUC(UK)

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HAUC(UK) Working Group
Net Zero

HAUC(UK) and TfL are spearheading this project, collaborating with research partners to maximize our sector's contribution to combating climate change and achieving global net zero targets. Our sector plays a vital role in achieving net zero emissions. Whether it's developing customer-friendly infrastructure, adopting electric vehicles, or cutting emissions, street works are central to future changes. Without a clear plan, we risk being left behind by other sectors in emission reduction efforts. In five years, we aim to have a unified approach to reducing emissions, embracing innovation, addressing workforce challenges, and digitisation.

https://www.roadtonetzero.org.uk/

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HAUC(UK) Working Group
Infrastructure

This group looks at the long term view on policy and projects regarding national infrastructure and how industry can respond in a timely manner to ensure delivery matches targets. Having a longer term view of the issues could help us develop consistent, transparent, and agile processes which meet the task goals and the legislative framework.


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