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Works should cause minimum inconvenience to road users. Local highway authorities have a statutory duty to co-ordinate all works in the streets for which they are responsible. Similarly, Undertakers have a statutory duty to co-operate with the highway authority and with other undertakers.

The site location, nature of the works and their duration will determine the traffic control layout that will be required. For planned works, a competent person should visit the site in advance and carry out a risk assessment to determine the appropriate traffic management layout so that the correct equipment can   be arranged.

Liaison with the highway authority and other authorities or statutory bodies may be required in planning the works to obtain any necessary licences, approvals and temporary traffic regulation orders/notices in advance of the works commencing.

For emergency works, as much warning must be given to road users as is reasonably practical and full signing, lighting and guarding must be provided as quickly as possible.