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SCO 5 - Authorising Engineers & Competent Persons (ROs)


The Safe Control of Operations (SCO) Process and Procedure provides for such a safe system of work on routine and non-routine operations on gas Networks and requires individuals to be registered under SCO.


1 day.

Max Number


Suitable For

All gas industry personnel involved in operational works on the Gas Networks and certain types of Meter Installations including, but not strictly limited to, persons who are or will become:

* Named Authorising Engineers or
* Named Competent Persons for Routine Operations only.


  • This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The legislation and drivers for non-routine operations.
  • The roles and responsibilities outlined in SCO5.
  • The deviation and communication process.
  • The application of routine operations.


* To be technically competent persons and nominated by their Reviewing Manager.

* For Authorising Engineers to be a person, having the ability, appropriate training, knowledge and experience, to authorise work to be undertaken in a safe and proper manner.

* For Competent Person, having the ability, appropriate training, knowledge and experience to supervise and/or carry out work on site in a safe and proper manner.

* All candidates must possess the appropriate skills to perform their role; this includes suitable reading and writing abilities.

* All Competent Person candidates must have completed SCO 1 & 2 CP training and all Authorising Engineer candidates must have completed SCO 1 & 2 CP training.

Teaching Methods

  • Teaching methods include:

  • Theoretical training and assessment.

Accreditation Options

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On completion of this course, candidates will receive an Energy and Utilities Skills card.

Course Dates

Course Dates

20th Feb, 2020 - Jarrow

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