We offer a wide spectrum of gas training courses in Manchester, London and Glasgow. We cater for new and existing employees working in the gas distribution sector. These range from single day courses, to full Apprenticeships.
The Gas SHEA course is designed for all persons involved in the operational activities of the gas industry who require access to sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management. A Utility SHEA (Gas) passport lasts for five years from the date of training.
The Utility SHEA (Gas) scheme comprises of nine modules. The six core modules are common to all utility industries and form the basis of health, safety and environmental law and practices. There are three modules that are specific to the gas industry which cover working on the network and above ground installations (AGI). All trainees will complete all modules. It is designed to provide on-site evidence that an individual has demonstrated an appropriate level of knowledge and awareness. It is a passport scheme and does not indicate any level of technical competence or skilled expertise.
This qualification covers all aspects of the assistant’s role in gas network construction. It was designed by industry and cover areas such as excavating, electrofusion welding, butt fusion welding, operating tools and machinery and installation, while maintaining safety standards.
It is for network operatives already employed on the gas distribution network, either directly with an asset owner or through an outsourced operations company
The qualification is achieved by on-site assessment or Realistic Working Environment (RWE) assessments in our training facilities and will include practical tasks and oral questioning.
This qualification covers all aspects of gas network construction. They are designed by industry and cover technical skills in areas such as excavating, electrofusion welding, operating tools and machinery and installation, while maintaining safety standards.
They are for network operatives and engineers already employed on the gas distribution network, either directly with an asset owner or through an outsourced operations company
The qualifications are achieved by on-site assessment and will include practical tasks and oral questioning. Pictures
There are 2 qualifications;
There are 3 pathways within each qualification;
Repair and Maintenance
Candidates must complete the pathway which is appropriate to their job role.
The aim of this course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills required to safely support excavations, up to 2.5 metres in depth, using timber and steel systems and identify hazards associated with work in deep excavations.
On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded an SQA Level 2 Certificate in ‘Gas Distribution – Trench Support Systems’
On completion of the course, delegates should be able to:
Describe current safety regulations and requirements relating to support of excavations.
Identify the characteristics of principle soil types and associated hazards.
Recognise the hazards and implement control measures for those hazards.
Carry out risk assessments on a deep excavation.
Use basic tools and equipment for installing shoring.
Install shoring systems using the correct method appropriate for different types of ground conditions
Butt fusion welding is the name given to hot plate welding of thermoplastic pipes. Butt and Electrofusion are the two main techniques for the fusion joining of polyethylene gas and water pipe.
The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to join polyethylene pipe safely using butt fusion techniques
Electrofusion welding is the name given to resistive implant welding of thermoplastic pipes.
The electrofusion welding process involves the use of a moulded socket fitting containing an electrical resistive heating coil. The prepared pipe ends are inserted into the sockets and clamped. An electric current is then passed through the coil for a pre-set time.
The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to join polyethylene pipe safely using electrofusion techniques.