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Escape, Locate and Repair (E.L.R.)

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2 Days plus 1 day portfolio review


Managers and operatives who may be required to undertake emergency and remedial work on Gas Networks


To provide the skills and knowledge to assist personnel to undertake emergency and remedial work on Gas Networks in a safe and competent manner. Successful candidates will achieve both awarding and registration body recognition in respect of Gas Network Operations (GNO) Escape, Locate & Repair.


On completion of the course candidates will be able to: 

  • State the explosive limits of Natural Gas
  • List the priorities when dealing with gas escapes
  • Operate and evaluate readings from appropriate gas detection equipment
  • Demonstrate effective search techniques used in the detection of the leakage source
  • Demonstrate use and application of approved repair techniques
  • Identify correct PPE requirements



Trainer led theory and practical sessions, including role play and simulated situations, followed by multi choice written assessments and practical assessments.


Trainees will require a half day fire control course if not previously attended within the last 3 years.

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

“We’ve seen tangible business benefits from the training delivered by Utilise. We found Utilise to be a very professional and flexible organisation and more courses are planned for the future.”

Robin Bradshaw, Technical Operations Director, Lowri Beck

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