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The Safe Control of Operations (SCO) scheme ensures that individuals working on the gas network are trained to do so safely by understanding gas network procedures and correct permitry.
The SCO scheme is the knowledge-based part of a Competent Person’s or Authorising Engineer’s route to network registration and is followed by the competence-based part of the overall requirement.
The introduction of IGEM/GL/6 Edition 3 has introduced an increased emphasis on risk-based management of gas safety systems and gives gas distribution companies the flexibility to develop their own gas safety procedures based on meeting the common requirements of GL/6. The SCO scheme is based around the requirements for meeting GL/6 compliance.
The SCO scheme consists of an Initial programme for newcomers to the industry and a Renewal programme for those with existing and current SCO registrations.
All gas industry personnel involved in operational works on the Gas Networks and certain types of Meter Installations including, but not strictly limited to, individuals who are or will become:
* Named Authorising Engineers or
* Named Competent Persons
On completion of the course, individuals should be able to:
State the purpose of Non-Routine Operation documentation and when this type of control should be used
Identify, analyse and apply the key information requirements on an NRO
State the relevant process, roles and responsibilities for personnel involved in the planning and completion of the NRO form
State the relevant process, roles and responsibilities for personnel involved in the preperation and execution of the NRO
State the relevant process, roles and responsibilities for personnel involved in the management of NRO works
All individuals must possess the appropriate skills to perform their role. This includes suitable reading and writing abilities.
All individuals must have completed SCO Core and Permit to Work modules.
Theory based training, multiple choice assessment, audit an NRO and write an NRO exercises.
Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a virtual EUSR card.
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