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SAFE CONTROL OF OPERATIONS



    (SCO) MODULE CHANGES







   The Safe Control of Operations (SCO) training programme is   CONVERTING CURRENT SCO REGISTRATIONS TO THE NEW
   an initial training programme for individuals new to SCO and a   SCO SCHEME
   renewal training programme for those individuals with existing
   and current SCO registrations whose registrations are nearing   Holding an in-date SCO 1 and 2 means an individual is eligible
   expiry. EUSR have recently updated the SCO programme to a   for:
   new modular scheme, and with this have changed the course   •  SCO Renewal Module 1: SCO Core, Module 2: PtW and
   codes and content.                                            Module 5: FoA.

   SCO COURSES ARE NOW MODULAR                                Holding an in-date SCO 4 means an individual is eligible for:
   There are 5 modules in total, and each module is delivered as
   a separate registered course. The candidate sits the required   •  SCO Renewal Module 3: NRO.
   ones to achieve their Competent Person (CP) or CP/Authorising
   Engineer (AE) status. There are also two renewal courses   Holding an in-date SCO 5 means an individual is eligible for:
   available.
                                                              •  SCO Renewal Module 4: RO.
   SCO MODULES EXPLAINED
   All learners must sit Module 1: Core. Following this learners will   N.B. where the existing registration is not in date, or if the
   also need to sit Module 5: ‘Form of Authority’ if they require   individual wants to add an endorsement, then they will have to
   registration as a CP or AE to issue/receive Form of Authority for   take the initial programme, not a renewal.
   access to operational sites to carry out non-hazardous work.
                                                              Eligibility for SCO Renewal Modules 3 and 4 assumes an
   If individuals need to apply for registration to give or receive   individual is holding an in-date SCO 1 and 2 as well as SCO 4/5.
   permits to work and/or forms and authority as per the previous
   SCO 1 & 2 registration then they must sit Modules 1, 2 and 5 -   The following table explains the changes:
   AE’s will sit a different assessment to CP’s for Module 2 but can
   still attend the same course.


   For any CP or AE candidates wishing to be registered to
   authorise or prepare and/or receive Routine Operational
   permitry, they must complete Modules 1, 2, and 4.

   For any CP or AE candidates wishing to be registered to
   authorise or prepare and/or receive Routine Operational
   permitry and Non-Routine Operational permitry they must
   complete Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4.

   Individuals will also need Module 5 Forms of Authority if they
   are going to need to issue as an AE or receive this permitry as a
   CP.
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