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The HAUC(UK) App, designed to give you the most up to date access to safety information when undertaking street and road works, whether in the office or on site.

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Criteria for Investigatory Works by Core Sampling (Test Holes)

The purpose of this publication is to set a framework for Highway Authorities and Statutory Undertakers whilst carrying out coring activities and to enable individual or joint coring exercises to be carried out and to provide assurances of the integrity of the results obtained

Re-levelling of Frames and Covers Incorporated in Highway Works

The purpose of this guidance note is to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and codes of practice where highway works involve the re-levelling of undertaker frames and covers, and to provide advice on related matters that include notification and registration of works, pre-works inspection, responsibility for maintenance, and joint inspection of contested failures.

Guidance Note on Un-attributable Works (Advice Note No 2012 03)

This advice note is written as a new section for inclusion within Chapter 12 of the Code of Practice for the Coordination of Street Works and Works for Road Purposes and Related Matters. Reference to HAUC(UK) Advice Note 2012/02 will be superseded by reference to section 12.2 of the Code of Practice once revised.

Guidance Note for Defective Apparatus (S81) (Advice Note No 2012 02)

This advice note is written as a new section for inclusion within Chapter 12 of the Code of Practice for the Coordination of Street Works and Works for Road Purposes and Related Matters. Maintenance of undertakers’ apparatus All street authorities and statutory undertakers have a shared interest in the proper maintenance of apparatus in the street. As defined in section 105 (1) of NRSWA “apparatus includes any structure for the lodging therein of apparatus or for gaining access to apparatus”

Implementing a Structured Coring Programme (Advice Note No 2012 01)

HAUC(UK) Good Practice Guide - 1st Edition England and Wales 31st January 2012 (England & Wales). This Good Practice Guide provides guidance for the implementation of a structured coring programme as part of a compliance audit regime in respect to reinstatements following any works in the public highway.

Case Study - Promoters in Partnership – Successful Joint Occupation Schemes

National Grid and Staffordshire County council worked successfully together coordinating their works to deliver a massive asset investment on a major arterial route. Substantial resources were committed to not only the numerous planning meetings but also the on site works with a phenomenal push in resources on site (long hours, seven days a week resulting in a ground breaking saving in construction time).

Case Study - The Kinver Project - Working in Partnership

In the summer of 2008, a major collaboration between numerous promoters resulted in six individual sets of works taking place at the same time in order to reduce disruption to the local community.

Case Study - WMHAUC - West Midlands HAUC Road Show

The West Midland Highway Authority and Utility Committee (WMHAUC) represents a partnership between Highway Authorities, utilities and contractors, established ten years ago through the combined efforts of Birmingham City Council, Solihull Council, Worcestershire County Council, Carillion, and Prestige Hire. The West Midlands HAUC Road Show takes place every Autumn, with over 1,000 regular attendees and 100 exhibitors, which looks to promote best practice in new ways and also unite the street and road works industry.

Diversionary Works Advice Note No. 2010/1 (Advice Note No 2010 01)

Revision of the Diversionary Works Code of Practice, ‘Measures necessary where Apparatus is affected by Major Works (Diversionary Works)’, published in 1992, has been “on hold” for some time awaiting a decision by the Department for Transport on whether the current legal ruling on the issue of charging for estimates reflects the original intention of the legislation. Nevertheless, in recent years, the Diversionary Works Working Group (DWWG) has been convened to review issues of concern to practitioners and to disseminate advice so that improvements in understanding and working practices can be achieved.

Fixed Penalty Notices (Advice Note No 2009 08)

The scope of this guidance note is limited to explaining a number of principles that should be considered in the application of the Fixed Penalty Notices scheme.

Special Engineering Difficulty Section 63 and Schedule 4 (Advice Note No 2009 07)

Guidance for dealing with streets with special engineering difficulty - Whenever a utility company or highway authority (or any other body) is working in a street, work must be carried out with due care.

Charging for Approval for the Use of Multiway Portable Signals (Advice Note No 2009 09)

Utilities have the power to carry out work on apparatus in streets and are statutory Undertakers however Undertakers are under a duty to put in place safety measures

Dispute Resolution Procedure (Advice Note No 2009 06)

This document sets out the process to be adopted if there is a dispute between local authority and a statutory undertaker. It is designed to remove the need and cost of resorting to a legal process in the first instance and ensure the amicable resolution of any issue.

Defect Handling - Guidance Notes

This Code of Practice gives practical guidance on procedures for inspections, investigations, improvement plans, fee arrangements and reports.

HAUC(UK) Agreement on Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (Advice Note No 2009 04)

Following discussions at HAUC (UK) it was agreed that the issue regarding whether or not advance payment for Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs) is legally acceptable be resolved to try and avoid unnecessary delays to works programmes that could affect

Suspension of Parking Bays During Street Works & Works for Road Purposes (Advice Note No 2009 02)

Works promoters may discover vehicles parked on the site of proposed works in parking bays and informal requests for their removal from vehicle owners may not be successful.

The Use of Alternative Reinstatement Materials (Advice Note No 2009 01)

Since the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways, hereinafter referred to as the Specification, was published in 2002 the demand for recycled materials has increased due to the European Waste Directive, increases in Landfill Tax and Aggregate Tax and utility companies’ environmental policies.

Guidance Note on the European Asphalt Standards (Advice Note No 2008 03)

On the 1st of January 2008 the UK implemented the EN 13108 series of standards for asphalt. The term asphalt in this case refers to mixtures of bituminous binder and aggregate. It is a requirement for all EU states to implement these standards and withdraw all conflicting national standards.