KSBs

Knowledge

K1: Health and safety practice: risk assessments and safe systems of work, permits to work, working in confined spaces, personal protective equipment (PPE), manual handling. Back to Duty

K2: Health and safety regulations and procedures: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Working at Heights, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), first aid, fire safety. Types and uses of asbestos and where they may come into contact; safe work practices, control measures, and protective equipment needed to undertake asbestos mains work. Back to Duty

K3: Environmental requirements; Environment Protection Act 1990. Back to Duty

K4: Principles and processes that underpin the location of utility network assets; health and safety guidance on avoiding damage to underground utility services. Back to Duty

K5: Checks and operational requirements for commonly used utility network operations equipment and tools: utility location equipment/tools, pneumatic gun, hand/power tools – power disc cutter, chain saw, drills. Back to Duty

K6: Before/after use checks, maintenance and storage requirements for commonly used utility network operations equipment and tools: utility location equipment/tools, pneumatic gun, hand/power tools – power disc cutter, chain saw, drills. Back to Duty

K7: Principles of traffic management and control. Back to Duty

K8: Excavation techniques: open cut, moling, vacuum extraction; and trench support techniques: proprietary systems, sheeting and mechanical. Back to Duty

K9: Emergency services, Highways authorities, Environment Agency; who they are, what they do; escalation procedures. Back to Duty

K10: Industry structure and regulatory requirements; Drinking Water Inspectorate, The Water Services Regulation Authority (OFWAT), regulatory surveys. Back to Duty

K11: Reporting channels; limits of authority. Back to Duty

K12: Communication techniques – written, verbal; customer service techniques. Back to Duty

K13: Equality & diversity considerations in the workplace. Back to Duty

K14: Clean water network operative. Procedures for the construction and connection of clean water network assets (mains and services). Back to Duty

K15: Clean water network operative. Procedures for the repair of mains clean water network assets. Back to Duty

K16: Clean water network operative. Procedures for clean water network emergencies. Back to Duty

K17: Clean water network operative. Consequences of flooding and pollution, on people and the environment. Back to Duty

K18: Clean water network operative. Principles of taking water samples. Back to Duty

K19: Waste water network operative. Procedures for the construction and connection of waste water network assets (mains and services). Back to Duty

K20: Waste water network operative. Procedures for repairs in waste water: mechanical and patches (hot, cold and ultraviolet). Back to Duty

K21: Waste water network operative.. Procedures for dealing with emergencies, internal contamination flooding (DG5), pollution (Category 1-4). Back to Duty

K22: Waste water network operative. Consequences of waste water flooding and pollution, on people and the environment. Back to Duty

K23: Waste water network operative. Decontamination risks and mitigations; biological hazards. Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Identify hazards and implement controls to reduce risks; comply with method statements. Back to Duty

S2: Interpret work instructions/engineering instructions and determine actions. Back to Duty

S3: Identify and organise resources to undertake activities. Back to Duty

S4: Comply with workplace health, safety & environmental policy and practice; use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety equipment. Back to Duty

S5: Check signing, lighting and guarding; address issues if required. Back to Duty

S6: Dig holes for utility network services. Back to Duty

S7: Monitor and maintain site conditions; good housekeeping. Back to Duty

S8: Identify, locate and avoid utility supply apparatus and sub-structures. Back to Duty

S9: Select, check and operate equipment and tools; report faults if required. Back to Duty

S10: Maintain and store equipment and tools, for example charge batteries, clean equipment, grease machines, re-fuel. Back to Duty

S11: Communicate with colleagues and/or stakeholders, for example, statutory agencies and members of the public, customers. Back to Duty

S12: Use breathing apparatus. Back to Duty

S13: Use gas detection equipment. Back to Duty

S14: Carry out trench installation for example, sheeting, lightweight and proprietary systems. Back to Duty

S15: Record information, for example job reports, time sheets. Back to Duty

S16: Backfill and reinstate road and/or pavement surfaces after water network construction/repair. Back to Duty

S17: Clean water network operative. Carry out squeeze off activities to clean water services (Clean water). Back to Duty

S18: Clean water network operative. Join materials by electro-fusion. Back to Duty

S19: Clean water network operative. Join materials by butt fusion processes. Back to Duty

S20: Clean water network operative. Join materials by mechanical means on clean water services, for example encapsulation, straight, ferrule, flange connections. Back to Duty

S21: Clean water network operative. Clean water. Drill and tap clean water services. Back to Duty

S22: Clean water network operative. Install water supply services. Back to Duty

S23: Clean water network operative. Conduct disinfection procedures for clean water mains and services. Back to Duty

S24: Clean water network operative. Conduct repairs to clean water asbestos mains . Back to Duty

S25: Clean water network operative. Conduct pressure and soundness (integrity of pipework) testing to clean water services. Back to Duty

S26: Clean water network operative. Use flow and line stopping procedures. Back to Duty

S27: Clean water network operative. Repair water network equipment, for example hydrants, values, boundary boxes. Back to Duty

S28: Clean water network operative. Use pumps and dewatering equipment. Back to Duty

S29: Clean water network operative. Apply clean water network emergency procedures. Back to Duty

S30: Waste water network operative. Join materials by flexible seals on waste water services. Back to Duty

S31: Waste water network operative. Install waste water supply services. Back to Duty

S32: Waste water network operative. Prepare pipework for lining. Back to Duty

S33: Waste water network operative. Prepare for rodding activities for example, break out concrete or manhole point. Back to Duty

S34: Waste water network operative. Conduct repairs on waste water asbestos pipes. Back to Duty

S35: Waste water network operative. Repair and maintain pressurised pipes on rising mains. Back to Duty

S36: Waste water network operative. Use mitigation methods to maintain flow on waste water networks flow, for example stopping or diverting. Back to Duty

S37: Waste water network operative. Use pumps and dewatering equipment to mitigate and maintain flow in the network. Back to Duty

S38: Waste water network operative. Apply waste water network emergency procedures. Back to Duty

S39: Waste water network operative. Apply cure in place patches. Back to Duty

S40: Waste water network operative. Decontaminate equipment, tooling and PPE. Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: Prioritises health, safety and environment when undertaking work. Back to Duty

B2: Adaptable, for example willing to accept changing priorities and working requirements. Back to Duty

B3: Team player, for example keeps others informed, recognises personal and professional limitations and seeks advice when necessary, takes account of equality and diversity in interactions. Back to Duty

B4: Professional, for example wears work attire according to company requirements, polite and courteous, maintains security of business specific and personal data. Back to Duty

B5: Self-motivated, for example manages own time effectively, takes responsibility to complete the job. Back to Duty

B6: Pride in work, for example works to agreed quality targets and standards. Back to Duty

B7: Committed to continued professional development. Back to Duty

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