Statement from the Scottish Road Works Commissioner on COVID-19 and Road Works. Made on 24 March 2020
The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has issued penalties totalling £18,000 to three utility companies for systematic failure to comply with their statutory obligations when placing cables and pipes in roads.
Full press release can be found in attached document below.
The Scottish Road Work Commissioner Annual Accounts for period April 2018 to March 2019
Scottish Road Works Commissioner's Business Plan 2019 - 20
Sustainability, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Economy Statement 2018-19
The Scottish Road Work Commissioner Annual Report for period April 2017 to March 2018
The Scottish Road Work Commissioner Annual Accounts for period April 2017 to March 2018
Scottish Road Works Commissioner's Corporate Plan 2018-20
Sustainability, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Economy Statement 2017-18
On 16 March 2018 Transport Scotland released their analysis of the responses to the consultation on raising standards and improving the quality of road works in Scotland. The consultation was split into six general areas, with overall support for each of the proposals within. These areas are;
- Improving Quality
- Improving the availability of road works information
- Improving consistency
- The Scottish Road Works Commissioner - new functions
- Miscellaneous provisions
Proposals to enhance the role of the SRWC in both the areas of enforcement and expanded functions were strongly supported. From the consultation document it is noted that;
"Almost all who responded agreed that the creation of new inspection functions and clarifying the juristic status of the Commissioner would build on progress already achieved in Scotland to date."