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Becoming a GIRS accredited UIP.

We operate the Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS) on behalf of the UK Gas Transporters. Under the scheme, LRQA performs technical assessments of Utility Infrastructure Providers (UIPs), who elect to be assessed for accreditation, for work associated with the construction of new gas infrastructure operating up to 7 barg pressure, in the following scopes:

  • Design

  • Construction/Commissioning/Connections (Routine) [CCCR]

  • Project Management

  • Audit

  • Connections (Non Routine, Basic) [CNRB]

  • Specialist Iris Stop Connections

  • Specialist Stopple Connections

  • Specialist Hot Welding Connections

  • Specialist Large Diameter PE Branch Connections

  • Construction of Multi-Occupancy Buildings (CMOBs)
  • Design of Multi-Occupancy Buildings (D-MOB)

The GIRS accreditation mark represents the achievement of a high technical, quality and safety standard and is recognised by all UK Gas Transporters. Accreditation under the scheme will provide the accredited provider with the following benefits: 

  • standardised set of requirements

  • single point of contact

  • accreditation recognised by all UK Gas Transporters

  • the Accreditation Mark, assigned to registered UIPs, will represent the achievement of a high technical, quality and safety standard.

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