Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS)
The Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS) has been developed to allow contractors to carry out installation and commissioning of water mains and services to be adopted by the Water Utilities (WU).
Any Self Lay Organisation (SLOs) contracting to carry out contestable work (as defined by OFWAT and detailed in the National Self-Lay Code of Practice) can be accredited under this scheme. All the WUs within England and Wales recognise this scheme and allow SLOs holding the appropriate scopes of WIRS accreditation to tender for, and if successful, undertake design, installation and commissioning of water mains and services. Once the work has been satisfactorily completed the host WU will adopt the system for remainder of its lifetime, subject to the SLO meeting all the adoption requirements.
We can offer a selection of products that are required by companies wishing to register as self lay organisations in the water industry.
- NCO-1 Network Construction Operations Water NVQ Level 1 day
- NCO-2-M Network Construction Operations Water Main Laying NVQ Level 2 day
- NCO-2-S Network Construction Operations Water Service Laying NVQ Level 2 day
- NCO-3 Network Construction Operations Water NVQ Level 3 day
- WS-1 SHEA Water 1 day
- WS-2 National Water Hygiene Scheme ½ day
- WS-79 Safe Control of Mains Connections ½ day
- WS-95 Water Industry Induction 2 days
- WS-96 Water Industry Health and Safety Induction 1 day
- WS-101 Manual handling for water industry field based operators ½ day