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Gas network operative (level 2)

Construct, maintain and repair gas network infrastructure, to provide a reliable supply/service to domestic, commercial and industrial users.

Level
2
Equivalent to GCSE
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£13,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Gas Network Team Leader
  • Gas Repair Ream Leader
  • Repair & Maintenance Operative
  • Servicelayer Mainlayer
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Identify hazards and implement controls to reduce risks
  • Interpret work instructions, engineering instructions and determine actions
  • Identify and organise resources to undertake activities
  • Comply with workplace health, safety & environmental policy and practice; including use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety equipment
  • Set out signing, lighting and guarding
  • Excavate holes for utility network services
  • Monitor and maintain site conditions, including good housekeeping
  • Identify, locate and avoid utility supply apparatus and sub-structures
  • Check, maintain, operate and store equipment and tools; report faults if required
  • Communicate with colleagues and/or stakeholders, for example, statutory agencies and members of the public, customers
  • Use breathing apparatus
  • Use gas detection equipment
  • Carry out trench installation for example, sheeting, lightweight and proprietary systems
  • Record information, for example job reports, time sheets
  • Construct new and replacement gas services to internal and external service termination positions using a range of techniques
  • Carry out squeeze off activities on gas services (low and medium pressure)
  • Construct new and replacement gas mains using a range of techniques
  • Carry out flow stopping on gas mains by use of squeeze off and bag stop
  • Disconnect gas meters
  • Repair gas assets including valves and fittings using a range of techniques
  • Join materials by electro-fusion
  • Join materials by butt fusion processes
  • Exchange emergency control valve
  • Test gas network assets at low and medium pressure
  • Purge, commission and decommission gas network assets
  • Apply gas network emergency procedures including the analysis of gas readings
  • Apply water extraction techniques for gas mains and services

Full information on Gas network operative (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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