Reference Quantity: ST0205

Particulars of ordinary

Occupational profile

The UK’s gasoline community consists of roughly 286,000 kilometres (175,00 miles) of pipeline that provides pure gasoline from on shore terminals by way of to 21.5 million gasoline customers.

Pure gasoline is a hazardous substance. The secure operation, management and upkeep of the gasoline community is important to avert main loss or interruption to provides, this contains responding to and managing gasoline emergency conditions to make sure potential questions of safety are managed and remediated directly. That is the idea of the Fuel Community Craftsperson’s occupation.

Fuel Community Craftsperson’s are employed by organisations authorised to move gasoline all through the UK. These organisations range from very giant firms who personal and function networks that offer cities and cities throughout a large geographical space, by way of to small firms who personal impartial networks that offer small housing developments with as few as 3 or 4 properties. They could possibly be instantly employed by the organisation that owns and/or manages the gasoline community or by an organisation that contracts their providers to the networks.

They work as half of a bigger crew, which can embrace planners, designers, supervisors and managers. They’re typically deployed to website in pairs or alone, depending on the exercise being undertaken. Good communication expertise are important because the might should work together with most of the people, companies and emergency providers on security associated issues and likewise present technical recommendation to different stakeholders. The initiatives labored on might have values in extra of £250,000.

The occupation incorporates 4 specialist roles; the primary duties and duties for every function are as follows:

Community Upkeep Craftsperson (Electrical & Instrumentation)

Answerable for sustaining the controls and techniques that measure, monitor, analyse and management the efficiency of the gasoline community. This types a part of a management system structure that makes use of computer systems, networked knowledge communications and graphical person interfaces for high-level course of supervisory administration related to the gasoline transportation community. This will likely embrace the next:

  • Putting in instrumentation and communications expertise related to the management of gasoline inside the gasoline transportation community
  • Testing and sustaining instrumentation and communications techniques related to the management of gasoline inside the gasoline transportation community
  • Responding to faults and taking motion to revive working techniques
  • Monitoring and reporting on the efficiency {of electrical} and instrumentation management techniques

Community Upkeep Craftsperson (Strain Administration)

Answerable for sustaining the controls and techniques that measure, monitor and analyse pressures and flows inside the gasoline community to make sure the secure and environment friendly operation of the gasoline transportation community. This will likely embrace the next:

  • Putting in and sustaining gear that controls flows and pressures inside the gasoline transportation community in accordance with firm procedures
  • Responding to faults and taking motion to revive techniques to full operation
  • Monitoring and reporting on the efficiency of strain management techniques
  • Endeavor corrosion monitoring of kit and pipework and supply reviews

Community Pipelines Upkeep Craftsperson

Answerable for the upkeep and safety of the gasoline transportation pipelines and related connecting plant and gear to make sure the secure operation of pipelines and stop injury from third events. These are specialist upkeep providers that will embrace:

  • Underneath strain drilling, circulation stopping, fabrication, testing, in-line inspection, re-compression and valve restore to facilitate secure and environment friendly networks
  • Putting in, sustaining, monitoring and reporting on corrosion prevention techniques on pressurised gasoline pipelines
  • Monitoring works adjoining to excessive strain pipelines and take motion to stop injury
  • Finding and marking the route of excessive strain pipelines

Emergency Response Craftsperson

Answerable for attending reported gasoline emergencies to safeguard individuals and property. This contains coping with reported gasoline escapes each inside and outdoors of consumers’ properties and responding to reviews of carbon monoxide leakage. This will likely embrace the next:

  • Responding to reviews of gasoline escapes and taking motion to safeguard life and property in accordance with firm procedures
  • Responding to reviews of carbon monoxide and taking motion to safeguard life in accordance with firm procedures
  • Putting in and changing gasoline meters
  • Putting in, testing and commissioning inside gasoline pipework

On completion of the apprenticeship the Emergency Response Craftsperson shall be required to turn into a member of a category of individuals accepted by the Well being and Security Government to hold out gasoline work, this at the moment requires them to be registered with Fuel Secure™.

Typical job titles embrace:

Community Technician – Electrical and instrumentation, Community Craftsperson – Electrical and instrumentation, Strain Management Craftsperson, Strain Management Technician, Pipelines Technician, Pipelines Craftsperson, First Name Operative – Emergency, First Name engineer – Emergency

Apprentices should develop the core information, expertise and behaviours and expertise for the choice particular to their function.

Core Data – Fuel Community Craftsperson’s should know and perceive:

  • Firm testing and commissioning procedures wanted to determine the situation of gasoline property, gear, community infrastructure and the actions wanted because of the checks. This contains each sensible purposes and the usage of diagnostic methods and IT techniques.
  • The necessities of the Fuel Security (Administration) Laws as related to their function, this being supported by way of firm particular procedures concerned within the sensible set up and upkeep of gasoline community property
  • The necessities of Well being and security requirements and laws, and environmental and regulatory necessities, together with; The Well being and Security at Work Act Harmful Substances Explosive Atmospheres Laws, The ATEX Directives, The Administration of Well being and Security laws, PUWER, Working at Top Laws, Confined areas Laws, COSHH, PPE Laws, RIDDOR, Noise at work laws, Management of Asbestos laws and the Guide Dealing with Operations Laws.
  • Firm upkeep practices, processes and procedures related to gasoline community techniques, controls and gear
  • Fuel engineering and mechanical or electrical ideas and processes that underpin the situation, analysis and rectification of faults
  • Firm insurance policies, procedures and engineering directions as specified by the employer

 

Core Expertise – Fuel Community Craftsperson’s have the next expertise:

  • Undertake and doc threat assessments in accordance with firm procedures
  • Adjust to office well being, security & environmental practices and laws, sustaining a secure and safe working setting
  • Comply with engineering directions and firm procedures to finish duties safely and on-time
  • Undertake inspection and examination of community property in an effort to keep the secure and compliant operation of the community to make sure the integrity, security and safety of provide
  • Preserve and/or set up gasoline engineering property, elements and related gear
  • Set up, check, purge and fee gasoline community property
  • Function powered instruments and gear, equivalent to drills, angle grinders, brush cutters and shot blasting gear as required for community upkeep operations.
  • Use accepted gasoline detection gear to make sure secure setting
  • Use Private Protecting Gear (PPE) and security gear in accordance with producer’s directions and employer coverage
  • Receive and analyse asset situation and efficiency data to facilitate resolution making
  • Establish, organise and use sources successfully to finish duties, with consideration for price, high quality, security, safety and environmental impression
  • Via threat evaluation, minimise dangers to life, property and the setting when enterprise work actions
  • Precisely document job data, full job reviews and course of
  • Liaise with gasoline customers, statutory companies and members of the general public in an effort to guarantee their security
  • Precisely replace firm techniques with particulars of labor undertaken

Core Behaviours

  • Show a self-disciplined, self-motivated strategy
  • Ship a well mannered, courteous skilled service to all clients, stakeholders and members of the general public as applicable
  • Show and apply a security first strategy
  • Settle for accountability when enterprise particular person and crew duties
  • Follows instruction from applicable supervision, and makes choices when required.
  • High quality-focussed {and professional} in work and in private requirements
  • Recognise private limitations and search recommendation from managers, specialists and specialists when required
  • Accepts duty for work undertaken
  • Receptive to the wants and considerations of others, particularly the place associated to range and equality
  • Dedicated to finishing up and recording Continued Skilled Improvement crucial to keep up and improve competence
  • Workouts tasks in an moral method
  • Interacts with folks and approaches work actions in a approach that contributes to steady self enchancment

 

Particular Data and Expertise Necessities for every Position

Option1. Community Upkeep Craftsperson (Electrical & Instrumentation)

Expertise Necessities

  • Apply electrical theories and ideas and use gear to hold out diagnostic fault discovering procedures
  • Examine, keep, restore, overhaul check and calibrate instrumentation and management gear and circuits in accordance with firm procedures
  • Preserve website lighting and stuck and moveable gear which can embrace turbines, batteries and related gear
  • Perform cable testing throughout a variety of voltages to make sure security and suitability to be used
  • Set up, keep and dismantle devices, controllers, probes, attachments, cabling, meters and show models
  • Configure telemetry outstation and inside techniques
  • Establish and resolve knowledge high quality and calibration points
  • Check, calibrate and validate mounted and moveable analogue and digital instrumentation utilizing accepted procedures and requirements
  • Restore, keep, configure and calibrate discipline instrumentation, communication gadgets and related gear utilized in system and course of management
  • Use requirements and specs to enhance the knowledge gathered by telemetry knowledge
  • Examine and keep safety gear, telecommunication gadgets and alarm techniques
  • Perform isolation procedures to make sure course of or system stability and the protection of personnel when finishing up operations
  • Present assist to day-to-day customers of instrumentation and management techniques
  • Guarantee constant and legitimate knowledge is accessible for enterprise and regulation functions
  • Apply electrical expertise to put in, keep and dismantle a variety of plant, equipment and elements

Data Necessities

  • The protection processes to be utilized when testing for voltages throughout the vary prone to be encountered
  • The permitry necessities when sustaining or configuring telemetry techniques or enterprise works that will provoke system alarms
  • Recognise the processes to be adopted in an effort to establish and resolve knowledge high quality and calibration points
  • Perceive the right way to check and calibrate instrumentation and management gear in accordance with firm particular procedures
  • The theories used to keep up, check and calibrate electrical gear in step with firm particular procedures
  • Perceive the right way to safely apply diagnostic fault discovering ideas to electrical techniques
  • Establish related, firm particular procedures and know the right way to entry such documentation
  • Legislative necessities affecting electrical works and be capable of describe how such laws might have an effect on them
  • The hazards that could possibly be encountered when sustaining each mounted and moveable electrical gear
  • Perceive why secure isolation procedures have to be adopted when finishing up electrical or instrumentation operations

Choice 2. Community Upkeep Craftsperson (Strain Administration)

Expertise Necessities

  • Apply mechanical theories and ideas for instance thermo dynamics and laminar circulation theories, in an effort to perform diagnostic fault discovering procedures
  • Perform distant strain monitoring & management on the gasoline community
  • Examine and monitor mechanical techniques and gear in an effort to guarantee security and suitability for service
  • Undertake corrosion inspection actions
  • Preserve, dismantle and restore mechanical gear and elements
  • Check mechanical gear and techniques to make sure integrity, security and safety of provide
  • Help in putting in mechanical techniques and gear
  • Set up, keep and dismantle a variety of advanced plant, equipment and elements together with; strain regulators, security gadgets, system safety gadgets and monitoring gear.
  • Seek the advice of design specs to analyse and calculate mechanical system parameters and rectification procedures
  • Interpret plans and drawings to put in, place or re-locate mechanical gear and elements
  • Check, service and restore mechanical gear as a part of deliberate preventative upkeep and/or reactive upkeep programmes
  • Set up mechanical elements together with regulators, filters, valves, compressor gear
  • Preserve mechanical elements together with regulators, filters, valves, compressor gear
  • Apply strain discount methods to help in coping with gasoline emergencies
  • Examine and keep situation monitoring gear
  • Find and keep away from underground plant and gear previous to and while enterprise actions
  • Set up signing, lighting and guarding techniques

Data Necessities

  • Perceive the right way to apply diagnostic fault discovering procedures to strain management gear
  • Perceive the right way to function the techniques and processes used for distant strain monitoring & management of the gasoline community
  • The permitry necessities when sustaining or configuring strain management gear
  • Firm particular and legislative necessities for the inspection and monitoring of mechanical strain management techniques and gear
  • The necessities for corrosion inspection actions in step with the necessities of each the strain techniques security laws and pipeline security laws
  • The hazards related to engaged on techniques that comprise pressurised gasoline
  • The safety of gasoline provide implications when enterprise strain management work operations
  • The implications of the strain techniques security laws when assessing the suitability of kit for use
  • The protection processes to be adopted when planning to entry strain management gear
  • the New Roads and Road Works Act necessities for the supply of signing, lighting and guarding when working in or adjoining to the general public highways

Choice 3. Community Pipelines Upkeep Craftsperson

Expertise Necessities

  • Apply non-destructive testing theories and ideas in an effort to perform diagnostic fault discovering procedures
  • Apply the theories and ideas of integrity testing, purging commissioning and de-commission of gasoline pipelines and related gear and elements
  • Examine, monitor, keep, dismantle, set up and restore pipeline techniques and gear for instance; circulation regulators, security gadgets, system safety gadgets, measurement gadgets and monitoring gear.
  • Take away, restore and substitute elements of gasoline transportation pipelines and related gear
  • Undertake corrosion prevention actions i.e. cathodic safety techniques and monitoring, coating and wrapping
  • Take motion to stop third events inflicting injury to gasoline transportation pipeline property and gear i.e. tracing, marking, monitoring third social gathering actions and responding to encroachments
  • Liaise with related land homeowners and third events e.g. statutory companies and members of the general public
  • Seek the advice of design specs to analyse and calculate pipeline system parameters and rectification procedures
  • Interpret plans and drawings to put in, place or re-locate pipeline gear and elements
  • Check, service and restore pipeline gear as a part of deliberate preventative upkeep and/or reactive upkeep programmes
  • Function specialised instruments and gear for pipeline upkeep operations for instance; in line inspection instruments, injury evaluation, clever pigging, valve repairs, circulation stopping and underneath strain drilling.
  • Find and keep away from underground plant and gear previous to and while enterprise actions
  • Set up signing, lighting and guarding techniques
  • Liaise with emergency providers and different statutory authorities as crucial
  • Organise extra sources to facilitate repairs as required
  • Reply to reported pipeline gasoline emergencies

Data Necessities

  • The well being and security necessities when conducting operations on gasoline pipeline techniques
  • Perceive the right way to check and make sure the suitability and effectiveness of corrosion management measures
  • The necessities for the testing and inspection of pipelines in accordance with the Pipeline security and Strain techniques security laws
  • The permitry necessities when getting into or engaged on gasoline operational websites
  • The corporate particular necessities for the inspection of pipeline techniques and related techniques and gear, together with the frequency of such inspection
  • The implications of and evaluation of injury sustained to pipelines by third social gathering individuals
  • The hazards and permitry necessities related to engaged on or in proximity of pipelines that comprise pressurised gasoline
  • The implications of the strain techniques security laws when assessing the suitability of kit for use
  • Perceive the right way to apply firm particular procedures when responding to reported pipeline gasoline emergencies
  • The New Roads and Road Works Act necessities for the supply of signing, lighting and guarding when working in or adjoining to the general public highways 

Choice 4. Emergency Response Craftsperson

Expertise Necessities

  • Reply to public reported upstream gasoline emergencies, together with injury to or failure of gasoline mains and providers that offer a client’s premise
  • Reply to public reported downstream gasoline emergencies, together with reported gasoline escapes inside clients properties and reviews of carbon monoxide
  • Perform website investigations in relation to gasoline emergencies, in step with firm procedures
  • Use gasoline detection gear to establish gasoline concentrations
  • Interpret gasoline readings to find out the protection of the location
  • Apply evacuation procedures the place required
  • Apply the business unsafe conditions procedures
  • Set up and change gasoline meters and strain regulators
  • Set up home pipework
  • Tightness check, purge, fee and de-commission home gasoline pipework
  • Tightness check, purge, fee and de-commission non-domestic gasoline pipework
  • Find and keep away from underground plant and gear while enterprise actions within the freeway
  • Liaise with emergency providers and different statutory authorities as crucial
  • Organise extra sources to facilitate repairs as required

Data Necessities

  • The protection actions to be utilized the place vital gasoline degree concentrations are encountered when coping with reported gasoline emergencies
  • The necessities of the Fuel Security (Administration) Laws when coping with reported gasoline emergencies
  • The necessities of the related British requirements in relation to the secure set up of gasoline home equipment, pipework and meters
  • Perceive the right way to establish gasoline home equipment and installations that aren’t compliant with business requirements and could also be deemed as unsafe
  • Perceive the right way to adjust to the necessities of the Fuel Business Unsafe Conditions Process, together with RIDDOR reporting necessities
  • Perceive the right way to recognise the indicators and signs of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Describe the necessities for the applying of gasoline tightness testing procedures
  • The New Roads and Road Works Act necessities for the supply of signing, lighting and guarding when working in or adjoining to the general public highways
  • Perceive the right way to apply appropriate management measures for the situation and avoidance of provide equipment and sub-structures previous to and while engaged on gasoline community property
  • Perceive when to liaise with emergency providers and different statutory authorities as crucial

Degree:

3

Length:

Sometimes, 48 months

Entry necessities:

Candidates will usually have 3 to five GCSEs at grades A to C or 9 to 4 (together with arithmetic, English and a science), or equal {qualifications}

English/maths:

Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths on entry might want to obtain this degree previous to finishing the tip level evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3 and British Signal Language qualification are a substitute for English {qualifications} for whom that is their major language.

Hyperlink to Skilled recognition:

Upon profitable completion of this apprenticeship, people shall be eligible for membership {and professional} registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) with the Establishment of Fuel Engineers and Managers (IGEM)

Overview:

After 3 years


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