Network Construction Operations (Gas)


About the Scheme

Network Construction Operations (Gas) – NCO (Gas) – is a registration scheme for the skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform various tasks and duties on the gas networks. The registration categories reflect the different roles in all the networks.

The scheme is for individuals working on gas network infrastructure sites and categorises some aspects into ‘size’ categories; it can also incorporate registration of an individuals specialist skills.


Registration Categories

Registration on NCO (Gas) is available in the following categories:

In addition to the registration category listed above, the individual will also be registered as either ‘Self-Lay’ or ‘Distribution’ – determined by their City & Guilds qualification, submitted as part of the evidence requirements.


Registration on EUSR

Registration on EUSR is gained when the evidence for registration has been submitted and verified. For new-entrant individuals, evidence requirements include the industry-specified NVQ – see more detail within each registration category.

Registration on EUSR is paper-based and a Registration Form and appropriate evidence must be submitted to EUSR Support, Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4BN.

For NCO (Gas) registration on EUSR, it is a pre-requisite that the individual holds a valid EUSR registration for SHEA Gas.

NCO (Gas) registration is valid for five years, with the exception of the the Trainee category.  Registration for the Trainee category is valid for one year and is non-renewable.

  • Individuals may not be registered as a Trainee more than once

Re-Registration for NCO (Gas)

Re-registration for NCO (Gas) is achieved through an Employer Declaration.  The declaration must be signed by a Senior Officer of the employing company who must be in a position to make such a declaration about an individual’s knowledge and skills.  Self-employed individuals – or Senior Officers – should obtain a declaration from a Senior officer on their last relevant contract. The re-registration is valid for five years either from the date of the expired category(ies) or, if still valid, from the declared competency date. Re-registration is available for the following categories:

  • Assistant
  • Service Layer
  • Mains Layer up to 180mm*
  • Mains Layer up to 355mm*
  • Mains Layer 400mm and above*
  • Escape, Locate & Repair

*When re-registering, Mains Layers will be able to register for additional pipe size categories subject to appropriate evidence being submitted.

For NCO (Gas) re-registration on EUSR, it is a pre-requisite that the individual holds a valid EUSR registration for SHEA Gas.

In addition to the re-registration category listed above, the individual will also be registered as either ‘Self-Lay’ or ‘Distribution’ – determined by their qualification, submitted as part of the evidence requirements.

Re-registration on EUSR for NCO (Gas) is paper-based and a Re-registration Form and appropriate evidence must be submitted to EUSR Support, Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4BN.

Please see our Payment Guidelines on the payment methods available

To pay for your EUSR registration click here.


Find Out More

If you have any queries relating to EUSR or the evidence requirements for any of our schemes or programmes, please contact the EUSR Support team. We are available Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm via email eusr@euskills.co.uk or tel: 0845 077 99 22.