Winter Service Operations (WSO) - Operative Units & Endorsements


Group Size: Maximum of 2 learners

Who should attend: All persons who will be required by their employer to work on carriageways in the position of a Winter Service Operative.

Pre-requisites: All learners who have successfully completed a one day training course for unit -80: Health and Safety.

Certification: On successful completion of the required assessment and when a certificate has been received, learners will be eligible to obtain a NEREO operative or supervisor’s registration card, endorsed with the category that the candidate has been successfully assessed for. All WSO certificates issued and Registration cards will only be valid for 5 years from the date of successful completion of a full qualification.

NB: Learners who are qualified in a higher category vehicle are not automatically qualified to drive lower category vehicles. Learners should be assessed for each category of winter service vehicle they are expected to operate.

What you will learn

Course Objectives: The qualification is divided into various categories of winter service vehicles. To qualify for the award, an operative must pass Unit 680: Health and Safety and at least one other unit. To qualify for the award, a supervisor must pass Unit 621: Winter Service Supervision and Monitoring.

Operative Units

611 - Prepare and operate winter service vehicles up to 3500kg (including tractors)
612 - Prepare and operate winter service vehicles 3500kg to 7500kg
613 - Prepare and operate winter service vehicles over 7500kg Large LGV
614 - Prepare and operate Highways Agency Equipment (Foden 4000 series)
615 - Prepare and operate Highways Agency dedicated winter service vehicles
640 - Prepare and operate National Assembly for Wales dedicated winter service vehicles
650 - Operate snow blower (Rolba 400 or 1000) – Highways Agency / National Assembly for Wales
660 - Operate snow blowers – dedicated
670 - Operate snow blowers – demountable

Endorsements for Units 511, 512 & 513 only

111 - Spreader fixed
212 - Spreader towed
313 - Plough angle blade / Vee Blade

Supervisor Unit

621 - Winter Service Supervision and Monitoring

Further information

Up To Speed Training & Assessment
Up To Speed Training & Assessment
1 Day
Scheduled dates
Course type:
Birmingham,, Doncaster, Leigh, Milton Keynes

Contact Information

Up To Speed Training & Assessment

411 Long Acre
B7 5JX