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5th edition MSCC5 certificates needed from the start of AMP7

5th edition MSCC5 certificates needed from the start of AMP7

03 December 2020

Drainage firms are being urged to book staff onto training courses designed to upgrade them to the latest edition of Domestic Drains, Pipe Sewer and Brick Sewer Condition Classification certification as soon as possible to ensure that they remain eligible to compete for new tenders.

Remain eligible to compete for new tenders

A number of WaSCs have adopted the position that anybody undertaking a drain or sewer inspection and condition classification is expected to hold the fifth edition MSCC certification from the start of AMP7.

While those who hold the fourth edition will still be eligible to tender until April 2022, their employers will be required to demonstrate a structured plan to show that they will have achieved their required certification by that date.

Anybody who holds an MSCC3 certificate or older will not be considered.

Available drain and sewer condition classification courses

Develop, which is part of the JTL Group and has centres nationwide, runs four drain and sewer condition classification courses for CCTV survey team leaders, rig managers and quality controllers and is reporting a steady stream of bookings for the rest of the year and into 2021.

All courses - one of which is a pipe sewer five-day classification to MSCC5 course and the other a two-day pipe sewer conversion course designed to upgrade learners certified to a previous edition - are held at Develop's training centres in York, Derby, Swindon & Manchester, in accordance with strict social distancing requirements.

Structural conditions, service conditions and construction features

All courses explore the latest approaches to recognising and coding structural conditions, service conditions and construction features as well as offering an overview of WinCan software, which is the leading sewer inspection and asset management software in the industry.

Operators should hold the fifth ed. MSCC5 certification by the start of AMP7

Daryll Garavan, Group Training Manager, Utilities, said: "A number of WaSCs have adopted the position that anybody undertaking a drain or sewer inspection and condition classification is expected to hold the MSCC5 certification by the start of AMP7, which means that companies which do not send their staff for the appropriate training will lose out on work later down the line.

"We are the leading provider of training in this industry and, following the announcement we have seen an increase in demand for our training courses from companies whose staff have yet to upgrade to the fifth edition.

"We have had to make a few changes due to COVID19, but we are able to continue running our courses by implementing socially distanced seating plans and using face screens, so there is no question of the pandemic getting in the way of companies' need to upgrade their workforce to the new edition."

All available Sewers & Water Jetting training courses

Pipe Sewer Condition Classification to MSCC5 training course

A 5 day training course for CCTV survey team leaders, rig managers and quality controllers responsible for classifying pipe sewer conditions to the WRc Manual of Sewer Condition Classification.

Domestic Drain Condition Classification MSCC 5th Edition training course

A 2 day training course to provide operators, surveyors and technicians with the skills and knowledge to understand the requirements to conduct maintenance and CCTV inspection surveys of domestic sewers and drains.

Brick Sewer Condition Classification to MSCC5 training course

A 3 day training course for CCTV survey team leaders, rig managers and quality controllers responsible for classifying brick sewer conditions to the WRc Manual of Sewer Condition Classification.

CCTV Inspection - Drain and Sewer Practical Camera Inspections training course

A 1 day training course for persons who are required to carry out CCTV inspections of private sewers and drains (not in the ownership of a sewerage undertaker).

Water Jetting Safety Awareness and Drain & Sewer Cleaning training course

A 2 day training course for persons who use, or supervise the use of, high pressure water jetting equipment for cleaning drains, sewers, pipes, culverts, tanks and manholes.

Pipe Sewer Condition Conversion to MSCC5 training course

A 2 day training course for continuous professional development for experienced CCTV survey team leaders, rig managers and quality controllers responsible for classifying sewer conditions to the WRc Manual of Sewer Condition Classification. Learners will have previously completed courses Pipe Sewer Condition Classification or Brick Sewer Condition Classification.

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