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We are seeking applications for a Policy and Quality Manager within the office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner. The next few years will see significant change within road works regulation and the powers of the Commissioner. The post holder will play a key role in developing and shaping the future of road works regulation in Scotland.

The Commissioner has today issued a letter to all undertakers and authorities carrying out road works in Scotland, reminding them of what he considers good practice as described in the relevant Codes of Practice and RAUC(S) Advice Notes in terms of section 17(4)(b) of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005.

The chairs of the Reinstatement Quality Plans Code of Practice working group have agreed to hold a seminar to introduce the community to the new code of practice. The seminar will be held on 20 January 2022 @ 10:00 and is expected to last 2 hours. It will be hosted online using Microsoft Teams.

Scottish Government has published Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer businesses and workplaces guidance to support Scotland's move to beyond Level 0.

Transport Scotland and its operating companies are running a campaign to tackle road worker abuse following a survey of staff working on Scotland’s trunk roads.  

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner added the attached news article from the Highway's Magazine.

(SUPERSEDED) The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has issued a statement relating to COVID-19 and the recent Scottish Government guidance on carrying out road works.

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has added the following news item from HAUC(UK).

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has issued penalties totalling £94,000 to six utility organisations for failing to comply with their statutory obligations when placing cables and pipes in roads.

The Roads Authorities and Utilities Committee Scotland (RAUCS) has published the latest Coring report covering reinstatements carried out by utility companies for the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. In connection with this the Co-Chairs of RAUC(S) have issued a statement.