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Changes to SROH came into force as statutory guidance on 10th May 2021. The 4th edition of the specification encourage Industry to make use of a wider range of options, alternatives and products contained within it during Covid-19.

The HAUC England SROH Working group help produce guidance on the key changes to the specification for Managers and Supervisors and aim to help Authorities, Utilities and their Contractors to become more familiar with the contents

SROH working group will continue review guidance around the SROH and will provide briefing guidance as appropriate 

HAUC(UK) Working Group - SROH Chairs

Our working groups are co chaired with one representative from SWUK and one from JAGUK 

Alan Rainford 650x650
SROH Utilities-side Chair

Alan Rainford

SROH Utilities-side Chair
Alan Rainford

Early Career with civil/mining contractor Thyssen (2 years) and Consultant Maunsell (9 years), substantially focused on water engineering, highway and infrastructure development, including Utility Diversions management.

In 1996, joined Corporate division of US-controlled Cable TV/Telecoms company CableTel (latterly to become ntl and Virgin Media), as Group Civil Engineer.

Currently Head of NEC4 Contracts and Civil Engineering for Virgin Media’s Lightning Network Expansion Project (a £3Bn private investment by Liberty Global to extend its UK network to a further 4 million homes). Responsibilities extend to formulate and deliver Civils and Networks Contracts across the UK, including contract form, commercial and governance aspects.

Also UK-wide responsibilities to represent Virgin Media on HAUC-related Civils matters, including SROH/SROR and micro-trenching development.

HAUC (UK) SROH Working Party - Utility-side joint-chairman (since 2001), responsible for steering SROH Reviews of both 3rd and 4th Editions.

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SROH - Highways Side Chair

Colin Rivett

SROH - Highways Side Chair
Colin Rivett

Colin Rivett is the Street Works Compliance and Performance Manager for Wiltshire Council and has worked for them for the last 10 years. He is the JAG(UK) Joint Chair of the SROH Working Group, member of the Inspections Code Working Group and a member of the JAG(UK) Strategy and Research Group, with over forty years of experience in the industry. Previously working for Statutory Undertakers, Utility Contractors and Highway Authorities in various capacities, Colin has attained a wealth of understanding of the industry, he uses this knowledge and his passion for the industry to continually drive improvement in all areas.

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  • Q1 Where does this group cover

    The SROH working group is specifically looking at the SROH for England. and is focused on working with the fourth edition. 

    Wales and Northern Ireland use earlier edition of the codes. 

    Scotland have a separate HAUC Working Group looking at the SROR for Scotland