Increasing domestic and commercial demand for gas energy supplies will impose additional burdens on current Gas Supply infrastructure, potentially increasing the frequency of emergency incidents. Whilst many gas suppliers undertake enterprise-specific training to ensure safety requirements are met, there is an industry and regulatory need to ensure wider skill portability and consistency across the Gas Supply industry. The UEG Gas Industry Training Package addresses industry skills need for routine repairs for transmission and distribution gas pipes, however it does not currently address the skills required for conducting repairs under emergency conditions.
The Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed this project to develop five new Units of Competency to support the skills needs of gas technicians undertaking pipeline emergency repairs. The project will align industry best-practice emergency response skills with national safety and regulatory requirements, and ensure national skill consistency/portability, whilst setting high safety benchmarks and skill standards.
The Gas IRC will have oversight of this project which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.
Regular project updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Jason Lazar.