Escape, Locate and Repair (ELR)


Individuals registered for Escape, Locate & Repair (ELR) must ensure that they have completed the following units as part of City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas).

Depending on the City and Guilds qualification, individuals will be also be registered as either ‘Self-Lay’ or ‘Distribution’.  Individuals who complete the Repair & Maintenance pathway will be registered for the appropriate NCO (Gas) category on the Distribution pathway plus Escape, Locate & Repair.

Registration of this category is not available to those who have completed the Self-Lay pathway or those being re-registered for the Self-Lay pathway.

  • 217 Restore gas network components to operational condition by repair
  • 218 Conduct specified testing of gas network associated with leakage location
  • 304 Minimise risks to life, property and the environment during Gas escapes
  • 305 Analyse and interpret the results of surveys to determine the location of gas escapes

 Please Note: Mains/Service Layer (Distribution pathway) is a pre-requisite for Escape, Locate and Repair.

An ELR registration may be claimed at the same time as NCO registration/re-registration provided the evidence requirements are met.

Find Out More

If you would like to get trained in this scheme, please see our list of training providers. 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.