Maintenance Work within Regulations 2022

Undertaking creation of new routes, installation of path furniture, maintenance of structures and vegetation are all tasks likely to require compliance with regulations, from hedge-cutting to main river consent for a major bridge replacement. Use of contract labour will also require compliance with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM).

This course looks at the primary regulations you need to consider and how to ensure works are compliant: what to check, who to contact, timescale and supervision.

Some regulations differ between England and Wales. This course focuses on England’s regulations but a Wales version can be produced if there is demand.

Main topics

  • Construction, Design & Management (CDM)
  • SSSIs and other protected habitats
  • Protected species
  • Scheduled Monuments and other heritage
  • Environment Agency & Ordinary Watercourse Consents


The course is designed for anyone undertaking practical work on public rights of way or access land and requiring knowledge of the regulations which apply.


Richard Cuthbert has been involved in Rights of Way Management for more than twenty years and is currently a Director of IPROW and Team Leader Definitive Map and Enforcement at Hertfordshire County Council.


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Mar 03 2022


9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Members £150, Non-members £250


Virtual by MS Teams