Highways Maintenance Apprenticeships


This IACT Highway Maintenance course objective is to provide a comprehensive study of all aspects of the maintenance of highways, including the inspection and measurement of the conditions of roads, the maintenance of flexible roads, rigid roads, footways, signs and marking, highway structures and the problems of cyclic maintenance and emergency works.


A road construction and maintenance worker is part of the construction of roads, bridges, railways, pavements, etc. Apart from building new road sections, they are also in charge of reconstruction of old and worn out sections. The amount of work they have increases in spring, when the roads need to be repaired from the use of salt and sand. During the winter, they are hired to clean the roads so that the traffic would continue normally. Also, one of their duties is cleaning roads after landslides or other inconveniences. The workers are trained for occupational health and safety as well, so as to be prepared to adequately protect themselves and other people.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone working or planning to work in the highways industry.


This training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual workplace. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the training.

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • Pre and Post Test




Day 1

Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries

Understanding information, quantities and communication with others

Understanding civil engineering technology

Establish work area protection and safety on highways

Segregate the area of highway works for single carriageway roads

Excavate holes and trenches on the highway

Locate and protect utility apparatus and sub-structures

Reinstate excavation and highways surfaces

Day 2

Locating and Protecting Utilities Apparatus and Sub-structures in the Workplace

Excavating Holes and Trenches (Manual Digging) in the Workplace

Reinstating Excavation and Highway Surfaces in the Workplace

Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace

Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace

Segregating the Area for Highways Works in the Workplace

Day 3

Maintenance codes of practice;

Designing for maintenance;

 Carriageway assessment and condition surveys;

Maintenance rating systems;

Maintenance personnel;

Day 4

Flexible roads: faults, causes and remedies;

 Flexible roads: planning and organisation of surface dressing; Flexible roads: the process of surface dressing;

Flexible roads: treatment of faults in surface dressing;

Flexible roads: resurfacing; Flexible roads: recycling;

 Flexible roads: patching and reinstatement;

Flexible roads: reconstruction;

Day 5

 Rigid roads: faults and causes;

 Rigid roads: inspection;

Rigid roads: surface repairs; Rigid roads: joint repairs;

Rigid roads: structural repairs;

Rigid roads: routine maintenance; Footways; Defects and repairs of signs and markings;

 Highway structures:components;

Highway structures: inspection;

Highway structures: routine maintenance;

Highway structures: construction and major maintenance; Cyclic maintenance; Emergency works; Winter maintenance.


  • 08:30 – 10:15 First Session
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – 12:15 Second Session
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Third Session
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch



 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack :

  • Us$ 3,750 per person – Muscat
  • Us$ 3,750 per person – Kuwait
  • Us$ 3,750 per person – Amman