Lloyd’s Register is an independent risk management organisation providing risk assessment and risk mitigation solutions to the utilities and industrial sectors throughout the UK. Their services cover inspection, design appraisal and accreditation schemes working across sectors as diverse as manufacturing, utilities, power industries and containers.
The Lloyd’s Register Group operates schemes on behalf of the utility industry and their regulators to assess independent service providers seeking to work within the contestable markets in the electricity, gas, and water sectors. There are currently three schemes covering these sectors:
National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS)
Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS)
Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS).
Lloyd’s Register EMEA also operates a multi-utility recognition status for accredited service providers registered under all three schemes.
NATIONAL ELECTRICITY REGISTRATION SCHEME (NERS) ACCREDITATION
Lloyd’s Register operates, on behalf of the UK Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), the National Electricity Registration Scheme.
The scheme represents part of an ongoing process to introduce competition into the electrical services market.
National Electricity Registration Scheme
We have been awarded the NERS accreditation from Lloyd’s Register for successfully passing a technical assessment for contestable works associated with the installation of electrical connections. The scopes of registration are as follows:
Current NERS Recommended Scope
Coverage of accreditation – National
- Partial Approval for the Design of LV Cable Networks to Commercial and Industrial Properties
- Partial Approval for the design of HV Overhead Line Networks at all voltages up to 132kV
- Full Approval for the Design of HV Cable Networks at all voltages up to 132kV
- Full Approval for the Design of Substation Layouts at all voltages up to 132kV
- Full Approval for Cable installation at 132kV including excavation and backfilling to tile/tape level
- Full Approval for LV jointing (including live working)
- Full Approval for Jointing at 11kV and 33kV
- Full Approval for Project Management of Jointing up to and including 132kV
- Full Approval for Substation Installation up to 132kV
- Full Approval for Wood Pole Overhead Line Installation up to 33kV.
- Full Approval for Unmetered Connections.
- Full Approval for Network Connections - Jointing (unmetered)
- Full Approval for Network Connections – connection activity, LV jointing mains and services
- Full Approval for Network Connections – (un-metered OHL)
- 13.04.16 - Full Approval for Network Connections – LV terminations
GAS INDUSTRY REGISTRATION SCHEME (GIRS) ACCREDITATION
Lloyd’s Register operates, on behalf of the UK Gas Transporters, the Gas Industry Registration Scheme.
Gas Industry Registration Scheme
Our GIRS accreditation from Lloyd’s Register has been awarded for successfully passing a series of technical assessments for work associated with the construction of new gas infrastructure operating up to 7 barg pressure, in the following scope:
- Construction/Commissioning/Connections (Routine) [CCCR]
The GIRS accreditation mark represents the achievement of a high technical, quality and safety standard and is recognised by all UK Gas Transporters.
Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS) Accreditation
Lloyd’s Register operates, on behalf of Water Utility Companies, the Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS).
The scheme represents part of an ongoing process to introduce competition in to the water services market.
Water Industry Registration Scheme
Under the scheme we are assessed for accreditation for contestable works associated with the installation of water infrastructure.
The scopes of registration are as follows:
- Construction of Mains and/or Services
- Construction of Routine Mains Connections
For more on these accreditations, please click here to download the Lloyd’s Register UK Utility Scheme factsheet.