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HAUC(UK) Working Group - Inspections

Under section 72 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, 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 reinstatement of the street

Under section 75, an undertaker executing street works is required to pay the street authority a prescribed fee in respect of each inspection of works carried out by the authority. Section 75 also empowers the Secretary of State to make a scheme under which the prescribed fee is only paid in respect of such proportion or number of street works as the scheme may determine.

Whilst the Act does not make any provision for the Secretary of State to issue or approve a code of practice on inspections of street works, the highway authorities and utilities have agreed that it would be prudent to have a non-statutory code covering not only aspects of inspections determined under the Secretary of State’s scheme but also matters not covered by specific legislative requirements. This Code of Practice gives practical guidance on procedures for inspections, investigations, improvement plans, fee arrangements and reports.

The NRSWA 1991 Act makes undertakers wholly responsible for the management of their street works. Street authorities are responsible for monitoring the performance of the undertakers and wholly responsible for co-ordination. Street authorities are empowered to charge undertakers for a number of sample inspections that they will carry out to monitor undertakers’ performance. Sample inspections may also be supplemented by the results of routine street authority inspections and by reports from the police and members of the public. Defect inspections may be carried out prior to, during and after the remedial work to defective reinstatements, and fees may be charged to the undertaker concerned.

HAUC(UK) Working Group - Inspections

Our Inspections Works Groups is co chaired with one representative from SWUK and one from JAGUK

Nigel Myers
Co-Chair XXX & Street Works UK Board Member

Nigel Myers

Co-Chair XXX & Street Works UK Board Member
Nigel Myers

Nigel has been in the Telecommunications industry since the mid 1990’s, when the regional cable companies originally installed their infrastructure. After various mergers over the years, Nigel now heads up the Statutory and Street Works Team for Virgin Media, ensuring compliance with all current and proposed legislation which affects works and apparatus in the public highway.

Prior to making the move into the Telecommunications industry, Nigel worked on the tools as a street mason, where his interest and knowledge of street works originated.

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Co- Chair London Region (The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea )

Tony Pegrum

Co- Chair London Region (The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea )
Tony Pegrum

I have worked for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for 25years. I first joined the Council as a Street Works Inspector and quickly was promoted to the position of Street Works Co-ordinator in late 1997. In 2003 I was appointed as the Councils Network Manager and since then I have been responsible for delivering the Councils Network Management Duty.

Prior to Kensington and Chelsea I worked for Barnet Council and a private residential developer where I gained a good knowledge of general civil engineering practices.

I play an active role within the Street Works community both regionally, in London, and now nationally as part of the Inspections Group. I am passionate about all thing’s inspection related which was one of the main reasons why I got involved in the Inspection Working Group.

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