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WaterSkills is excited to announce that we are the first in the country to have our Safe Control of Mains Connections programme approved by the Energy and Utility Skills Register (EUSR).

As of 1st April 2010 the final connection of a water company's main to a new site main has become a contestable activity, giving accredited self lay organisations (SLOs) the opportunity to carry out routine in-line connections. To enable SLOs to carry out this work, suitably qualified staff must attend and pass an EUSR approved training and assessment program.

The purpose of the programme is to give SLOs the opportunity to prove competence in planning and executing routine water mains connections and liaising with the Water Company Controller within agreed levels of service as set by the regulator. Successful completion of the programme will allow SLOs and water undertakers to register key personnel with EUSR to undertake routine in-line connections to water mains within the scope set out in the Self Lay Code of Practice National Addendum for Safe Control of Routine Mains connections

Those fulfilling the roles of Competent Person and Senior Competent Person need to prove their competence in the associated duties.

How do I get an Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) card?

There is a two stage registration process for Safe Control of Mains Connections (Water).

Registration is based upon the successful completion of an appropriate training course and the associated assessment.

A job role must be specified by an authorised signatory of the Water Company or Self Lay Organisation (SLO).

When registration is requested for SCMC(W): Competent Person the individual must hold valid registrations for:

National Water Hygiene(EUSR Water Hygiene Dates) Utility SHEA (Water)(EUSR Water SHEA dates) Network Construction Operations (Wate, NCO informationchoose from an appropriate category

Course Dates

We are currently running courses at our centre in Peterborough, which is situated directly off the A1. To view our open course dates please visit the Water Networks section for SCMC course dates. If you cannot find a suitable date or would like the course delivered at your site please do get in touch either by telephone 01733 246415 or email us about course dates, our team will be willing to answer any queries and help you plan your training requirements.