Construction & Utilities Training

Based in the North East and delivering throughout the UK, Expedient delivers training and testing to, C&G, CABWI, CPCS, NPORS and EUSR accredited standards with either external or in-house certification.

Our NRSWA courses (New Roads and Street Works) are a necessity for any employee who may be involved in working on or adjacent to the public highways as defined by regulations supportive to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

Since April 2011 it is necessary for Operatives & Supervisors wishing to renew their Streetworks Registration Card to undertake accredited NRSWA written reassessments.

We are an approved NRSWA reassessment centre and has tailored its courses to suit individual candidate requirements of either examination only or refresher training and examination.

We also deliver a range of other courses that include Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS), Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS), PE Technology, Ground Support for Excavations and specialist courses such as winch training and CDM Regulations.

Contact one of our team on 0191 489 0212 for more information.


CPCS is a certification mark of the Construction Industry Training Board, known as CITB


Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (Unit LA)


This course aims to provide a sound understanding of the techniques used locate and avoid underground apparatus on the Highway. It complies with the mandatory requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991


1 Day (8 hours)

Maximum Number


Suitable For

For those employed in carrying out work on the highway who are required to locate underground apparatus


Candidates must be:

  • Physically fit
  • Aged 18 +

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Interpret and understand plans showing location of underground apparatus
  • Identify and understand how to identify types of utilities apparatus and highways services encountered during excavation
  • Identify and understand the risks and implications of damage to underground utilities apparatus and highway services
  • Use pipe and cable location equipment
Teaching Methods

Teaching methods include:

  • Theoretical training and assessment
  • Practical training and assessment
Accreditation Options


Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive multiple City and Guilds (C&G) Certificates and a Street Works Qualification Register (SWQR) Card.

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Course Dates
  • 20th Mar, 2019
  • 21st Mar, 2019
  • FAIB
  • NOCN