Why Refresher Assessment

Administered by NHAAS and incorporated NHSS7 the ORAS requires that all Road Marking Operatives with an NVQ level 2 in Pavemarking Manual and/or Road Studs complete a refresher every four years to ensure consistency of knowledge and skills and continued competency.

How will they be assessed?

Despite being administered by the NHAAS, the qualification has been designed in such a way that individual companies are able to become a registered centre and qualify their own staff to become approved trainers and assessors.

Companies looking to become an approved centre have a choice between two possible avenues:

Become a Centre

Approved Centre status is open to organisations, including road marking companies, which can comply with the requirements of the scheme and follow the registration process outlined below.

Two levels of Approved Centre Status are available:

  • NHAAS ORAS Approved Centre – External Provider

External Provider status allows the approved centre to deliver ORAS to any company or operative requiring the course.

  • NHAAS ORAS Approved Centre – Restricted Provider

Restricted Provider status restricts delivery of the course to direct employees of the organisation holding approved centre status.

Organisations can offer ORAS following accreditation that they first meet the requirements detailed below; centres with restricted status may upgrade to External Provider status at any time subject to meeting the additional requirements detailed below

Trainers, assessors and internal verifiers need to have appropriate qualifications and occupational competence to be able to fulfil these roles.

This document details the systems which will have to be implemented within your centre to support the delivery of the ORAS

Click here to download information on how to become a centre.

Download Accreditation Application Forms

Click here to find out how to become a trainer