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Network Construction Operations Water Level 2 Main Laying training course

Course code: NCO2WM  |  View training area

A 5 day training course for all operatives and supervisors who require skills in identification, cutting, laying and jointing of water mains for self-lay organisations, water network asset owners and WIRS registered companies.

Note:  Delegates must have their EUSR Water SHEA and National Water Hygiene card prior to completion of the qualification.

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Benefits of attending for the delegate

  • Confidence relevant skills, knowledge and understanding required to cut, joint and lay water mains up to 315mm.
  • Better communication with colleagues and assessment of risk.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Competent employees.
  • Compliance with industry standards, registration with EUSR.
  • Employers can remotely access digital portfolios to review progression of their delegates at any time.

What you will learn

A review of relevant current technical information is followed by practical demonstrations, exercises and assessments (if required) in:

  • The identification of pipes and fittings.
  • How to prepare the pipe bed.
  • Pipe cutting and jointing methods used for ductile iron and PE.
  • Laying and jointing ductile iron and PE pipes.
  • Butt and electrofusion jointing methods.
  • Mechanical jointing methods.
  • The use of thrust blocks.
  • Protective coatings and cathodic protection.
  • Hygienic working practices including company specific SSOW (if required).
  • Carry alterations to existing mains by the insertion of Sluice Valves, Hydrants and tees.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment and certification for the Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Main layer jointly awarded by SQA and CABWI.
  • Upon successful achievement of the qualification it is registered with the EUSR database.

How is this training delivered?

  • The course consists of a practical demonstration and assessment of practical skills.
  • Delegates and assessors agree a timetable to complete the collation of evidence, to meet the requirements of the client.
  • Delegates and assessors complete an electronic portfolio of evidence allowing more efficient assessment, verification and storage of supporting evidence. Employers can access an overview of progress at any time.
  • Following the course a number of observed assessments are planned in the workplace to provide the necessary evidence to meet the standards of the qualification. The number will depend upon experience. (Please note that late cancellation of observed assessments may incur further fees to achieve completion).

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Delegates should bring a helmet, high visibility clothing, safety boots and safety glasses, overalls and working gloves.
  • Delegates should bring their EUSR ID if applicable.
  • Delegates can bring with them any materials used in their work, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.

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01/10/2018Mon 01 Oct 2018Fri 05 Oct 2018 Derby £1475.00£1770.00 Add to my basket
26/11/2018Mon 26 Nov 2018Fri 30 Nov 2018 Derby £1475.00£1770.00 Add to my basket
14/01/2019Mon 14 Jan 2019Fri 18 Jan 2019 Derby £1475.00£1770.00 Add to my basket
25/02/2019Mon 25 Feb 2019Fri 01 Mar 2019 Derby £1475.00£1770.00 Add to my basket
25/03/2019Mon 25 Mar 2019Fri 29 Mar 2019 Derby £1475.00£1770.00 Add to my basket
13/05/2019Mon 13 May 2019Fri 17 May 2019 Derby £1475.00£1770.00 Add to my basket