The EUSR Butt & Electrofusion training course is a specialised programme within the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) certification system, primarily designed for individuals working in the utilities sector, particularly in the field of pipeline installation and maintenance.

This course focuses on two critical methods of joining plastic pipes used in utility applications:

Butt Fusion:

  • Butt fusion is a technique used to join two ends of plastic pipes by melting the pipe material and then fusing them together. This method creates a strong and durable connection.
  • The EUSR Butt Fusion training course teaches participants the proper procedures, safety protocols, and equipment operation for performing butt fusion welds. It emphasizes precision and adherence to industry standards to ensure leak-free and reliable connections.


  • Electrofusion is a method of joining plastic pipes by using specially designed fittings equipped with embedded heating elements. These fittings are fused to the pipes when an electric current is applied, creating a secure and watertight connection.
  • The EUSR Electrofusion training course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to perform electrofusion welds safely and effectively. It covers equipment setup, quality control, and compliance with industry regulations to ensure the integrity of the fused joints.

Completing the EUSR Butt & Electrofusion training course and obtaining certification is essential for utility workers involved in pipe installation and repair projects. It ensures that they are proficient in the correct techniques for joining plastic pipes, which is crucial for maintaining the integrity and reliability of utility systems, such as water, gas, or wastewater pipelines.

This training contributes to the overall safety and efficiency of utility operations in the United Kingdom.

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