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Network Construction Operations (G) NVQ Level 3 for Managers, Agents, Supervisors & Technicians

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4 days


First Line Managers/Supervisors who manage day to day gas engineering network activities.


To provide an overview of Gas Network Operations, techniques, policy & procedures and current legislation for managers/supervisors new to the sector.


On completion of the course, candidates will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of COPs, H S & E legislation and industry standards applicable to Gas Network Operations
  • State the pressure regimes on a typical Gas Network
  • Install and commission mains & service assets
  • State the requirements of a direct purge operation
  • Identify correct Flow stop techniques including Metallic Bag Off and P.E. squeeze off.
  • Identify and complete relevant documentation
  • Plan a low pressure mains testing and purging operation
  • Identify correct jointing techniques
  • Discuss the hazards associated with working with live gas
  • List P.P.E used within the Gas industry
  • Operate current gas detection equipment
  • Identify current pipes and fittings
  • State the correct procedures for pipe handling and storage.


NB. Participants must provide PPE appropriate to activities to be undertaken. Please see joining instructions for more information.

“We’ve been involved with Utilise since the start of the West Midlands Gas Alliance. We’re in our 5th year and 500 employees have been through the training. We operate the training from first class facilities, with first class trainers who deliver the end product we’re looking for - a well trained workforce who are compliant with gas industry regulations. ”

Andy Crowder - Managing Director, Utilities, Morgan Est

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