Practical Guidance Documents

Practical Guidance Documents

NEW WINTER SERVICE NATIONAL GUIDANCE FROM OCTOBER 2016

BACKGROUND TO NWSRG PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR WINTER SERVICE

The latest (2016) version of the UK Roads Liaison Group’s national code of good practice for highway maintenance matters, ‘Well-managed Highway Infrastructure’, no longer provides detailed guidance to practitioners regarding the delivery of the winter service.

Instead, and recognising the technical quality of its work and level of expertise residing within the NWSRG, the UK Roads Board, on behalf of the UKRLG, has requested the NWSRG to make its Practical Guide generally available to all practitioners and interested parties, as it is considered to constitute the best way of providing national best practice guidance on these issues.

Background to the Practical Guide is available here

As work in each subject area is completed, a section of the Guide is produced and made available for use by NWSRG Members. The Table below shows the current Status of the current and proposed chapters of the Practical Guide:

Guidance - Publication Dates

SectionPublication Date
(Superseded Version – where applicable)
Publication Date
(Current Version)
1 Foreword and Using the Guide 2010_11_29 2021_03_18
2 Planning  2020_05_18
3 De-Icer Types  2019_03_19
4 Salt Storage 2010_11_29 2019_03_19
5 Treatment Methods and Technologies  2019_03_19
6 Spreader Management 2010_12_02 2019_03_19
7 Decision Making  2020_11_23
8 Precautionary Salt Spread Rates 2010_12_06 2019_03_19
9 Treatments for Snow and Ice 2011_01_25 2019_03_19
10 Treatments for Extreme Cold 2012_01_31 2019_03_19
11 Footways and Cycleways  2021_03_18
12 Weather Forecasting and RWIS  2020_09_14
13 Route Selection and Optimisation  2020_11_23