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Safe Control of Operations 1 & 2 Competent Person (CP)

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1 day


All gas industry personnel involved in operational and or minor works on the gas networks and certain types of meter installations including, but not strictly limited to those who are, or will become:  Named Competent Persons for either Permits to Work and / or Forms of Authority


To ensure nominated individuals satisfy Gas Network/EU Skills national standards applicable to competent persons for Permits To Work and/or Forms Of Authority


On completion of the course candidates will be able to: 

  • State the roles and responsibilities outlined in the procedure with specific emphasis on Competent Persons
  • State when the various permitry types are used 
  • Demonstrate application of Permits to Work and Forms of Authority



Trainer led theory and written assessments


Nominations from Reviewing Managers for competent persons who carry out physical works on gas apparatus. A Competent Person has the ability, appropriate training, knowledge and experience to supervise and or carry out physical work on site in a safe and proper manner. Candidates must posses the appropriate skills to carry out their role, this includes suitable reading & writing skills.

“Utilise were the first in this sector to access external funding packages to assist trainees to achieve their qualifications. Most recently and yet another first, Utilise has helped Morrison to develop a First Line Manager programme linked to a Team Leading NVQ which has seen over 140 Morrison employees achieve this benchmark qualification.”

Glen Tymon, Skills Development Manager, Morrison Utility Services

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