Registration as an Assistant is intended for those individuals who are able to undertake the following activities:

  • Work as part of a team under the direction of a team leader
  • Work as an individual
  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) properly and safely
  • Use hand tools in a safe and effective manner
  • Use power tools in a safe and effective manner
  • Care for and maintain tools and equipment
  • Meet work deadlines
  • Identify and select materials and components relevant to Network activities
  • Handle materials and components using accepted and safe methods and procedures
  • Follow instructions for maintaining a clean and secure workplace
  • Follow company guidelines and procedures for accident and emergency situations
  • Maintain personal cleanliness in accordance with best hygiene practice
  • Follow organisational policy on personal behaviour
  • Follow organisational requirements for current legislation and official guidance

An individual registered as an Assistant must have EUSR registration for both National Water Hygiene and Safety, Health & Environmental Awareness (SHEA) Water as a pre-requisite.

Evidence Requirements

The following evidence must be submitted (Note: please do not send in original certificates):

  • Certificate for qualification Level 1 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Water)

Including the following units:

  • 101 – Assist in locating and avoiding supply apparatus and sub structures
  • 102 – Working under supervision, excavate holes and trenches in ground and pavement structures
  • 106 – Working under supervision, operate powered tools and equipment for network construction operations
  • 112 – Working under supervision, contribute to an efficient and effective work environment
  • 113 – Working under supervision, contribute to health, safety and environment in the workplace including hygiene
  • 114 – Working under supervision, assemble components to meet specifications for water network construction operations

Plus one from each of these groups:

  • Group 1:
    • 109 Assist in preparing resources and signing, lighting and guarding the area for highway works
    • 110 Assist in preparing resources and signing and guarding the area for site works
  • Group 2:
    • 107 Working under supervision, join polyethylene pipe by electrofusion welding
    • 111 Working under supervision, join polyethylene pipe by butt fusion welding

Find Out More

If you would like to get trained in this scheme, please see our schemes search. If you are a trainer and would like to deliver this scheme, please see our guidance in the Approval and Delivery section.

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 or tel: 0121 745 1310.