EUSR REGISTERS IN-SITU RESIN LINING TRAINING COURSE AND APPROVED CONTRACTORS

Posted: Monday 20th June 2011

In February 2011, EUSR began registering In-Situ Resin Lining trained personnel and maintaining the Approved Contractors listing on behalf of Water UK, the Resin Lining Expert Group the Nominated Training Body WRc-NSF and its Certifying Body, BuildCert.

Julie Humphreys, Head of EUSR at the Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) said: “I am delighted that the water companies have put their faith in EUSR to help ensure that competency is maintained in the operation of In-Situ Resin lining. This provides an additional scheme which supports the water industry's overall management of competency.”

EUSR now holds and maintains the register of Approved Contractors and the list of personnel who have been certified by WRc-NSF as being capable of In-Situ Resin Lining in accordance with the Water Industry Standard. (WIS) 4-02-01. The list is available on the EUSR website, www.eusr.co.uk.

Milo Purcell, Deputy Chief Inspector (Regulations) at the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) added: “The DWI welcomes this development, which protects the interests of both consumers and the supply chain by supporting the development of operational skills and procedures for In-Situ Resin Lining of Water Mains.”

All individuals must hold a valid National Water Hygiene registration to undertake In-Situ Resin Lining training which is delivered in two parts. Part one relates to the theory and processes behind carrying out resin lining work on-site, with training and assessment completed in a classroom environment lasting approximately one day. Part two covers practical operations of specific combinations of Rigs, Lining Materials and Monitoring Systems

The endorsement on EUSR for part one of the training is valid for a period of three years from the successful completion of the course. Part two is valid until the endorsement on EUSR for part one expires.

Due to the complexity of the information recorded for each individual, full data for part two registration is only available via the EUSR online register search. Each part two registration holds details of:

As the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the gas, power, waste management and water industries, Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) develops and sets the national Water standards for energy and utility sector training, such as In-Situ Resin Lining, in partnership with industry employers.

EU Skills operates the independent skills platform called EUSR, which verifies the skills and abilities of individuals and demonstrates to employers the abilities of their workers. Individuals who qualify for registration with the EUSR are issued with a card and appear on the EUSR website, www.eusr.co.uk. The information can also be accessed using a variety of internet-enabled mobile smartphones. With this EUSR Register Search you can trust that endorsements are:

• Always up to date,

• Can be checked remotely,

• Cannot be lost, stolen or forged.




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