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Network Construction Operations Gas Level 2 Escape, Locate and Repair training course

Course code: NCO2G-ELR

Course overview

A 4½ day training course and associated assessments, for all operatives and supervisors who may be required to undertake emergency and remedial work on the UK gas networks.

Network Construction Operations Gas Level 2 Escape, Locate and Repair

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Pre-requisite/entry requirements

Learners wishing to undertake this training and assessment must have their NCO Gas Level 2 Service Laying or Mains layer (Distribution) certificate.

Benefits of attending for the learner

  • Understanding of gas concentrations and explosive limits.
  • Priorities when dealing with gas escapes.
  • Operate and evaluate readings from appropriate gas detection equipment.
  • To be competent in their future roles.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Competent employees, better able to communicate actions to others.
  • Compliance with industry standards, registration with EUSR.
  • Employers can remotely access digital portfolios to review progression of their learners at any time.

What you will learn

  • How a voltstick should be used.
  • Checking and using a bar hole tool and searcher bar.
  • How to check and use a rock drill and tornado.
  • Identifying the correct ppe requirements.
  • Where to find information in EM72/74 and 74A.
  • Demonstrate effective search techniques used in the detection of gas and CO leakage and evacuation and reoccupation criteria.
  • Demonstrate use and application of approved repair techniques to EM74a ie fitting a repair clamp, repairing a joint (anaerobic/eco sealing) polyforming (encapsulation joint repair).

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment and certification for the Level 2 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Gas) – Units:
    • 217 Restore gas network components to operational condition by repair.
    • 218 Conduct specified testing of gas network associated with leakage location.
    • 304 Minimise risks to life, property and the environment during Gas escapes.
    • 305 Analyse and interpret the results of surveys to determine the location of gas escape.
  • Upon successful achievement of the qualification it is registered with the EUSR database for Escape, Locate and Repair (ELR).

How is this training delivered?

  • The course consists of theoretical & practical training & assessment delivered in centre at a Develop Training venue.
  • Learners and assessors agree a timetable to complete the collation of evidence, to meet the requirements of the client.
  • Learners 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 minimum of one observed assessments is planned in the workplace to provide the necessary evidence to meet the standards of the qualification. (Please note that late cancellation of observed assessment may incur further fees to achieve completion).

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners should bring a helmet, high visibility clothing, safety boots and safety glasses, overalls and working gloves.
  • Learners should bring their current EUSR card.
  • Learners 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.

Course dates

Course code
4½ day course
Price from
£1700.00 + £182.00 certification

No course dates are currently scheduled, call us on 0800 876 6708 to discuss the options available.

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