Safe Control of Mains Connections (Water)


About the Scheme

Self Lay Organisations (SLOs) lay mains for new services on new development sites – ‘contestable’ works – and this scheme provides a brief for the roles of Competent Person (CP), Senior Competent Person (SCP) and Water Company Controller (WCC).

The scheme falls under the scope of the Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS) – operated by Lloyd’s Register.

After successfully completing the SCMC (Water) training programme and assessment, individuals will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of:

  • The scope of the connections that can be made
  • The various roles that are involved in the process; the accreditations needed for the various roles and the relationship between the roles
  • The role of the regulators in the process
  • What applications need to be made to plan the job
  • The content of the Work package
  • The specific details of the job including the different connection types
  • The considerations needed when carrying out the role
  • What to do if something goes wrong
  • What information needs to be provided to the Water Company once the connection has been made

Individuals will be also able to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Complete relevant paperwork at the appropriate time within the process
  • Liaise with other relevant individuals in the process

Registration on EUSR

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

There are two parts to EUSR registration:

  1. Successful completion of an appropriate training programme and assessment, please use this Registration Form
  2. Job Role Declaration, please use this Job Role Declaration Form – the job role must be signed by an Authorised Signatory of the Water Company or SLO and countersigned by Lloyds Register. To register with Energy & Utility Skills as a SCMC (Water) Authorised Signatory please complete and submit this Authorised Signatory Registration Form.

SCMC (Water) registration on EUSR is valid for three years.


Re-registration on EUSR

Once an EUSR registration for SCMC (Water) has expired, individuals must repeat the training programme and assessment as outlined above. There is no separate renewal registration process.


Find Out More

If you would like to get trained in this scheme, please see our list of training providers. If you would like to deliver this scheme, please see our guidance in the Approval and Delivery section.

If you have any queries relating to any of our schemes and programmes or EUSR, 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.