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Utility Excavations - Category 1 - Locate Utility Services

Overview

Category 1: Locate Utility Services covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to safely detect utility services using recognised and approved detection methods. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

* EUSMUNC06 Locate and Avoid Services for Utilities Network Construction.
* EUSEPUS044 Location and Identification of Underground Utility Services in the Electricity Power Utilities.

It also incorporates the relevant requirements of HSE guidance documents:

* HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
* HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction.

Duration

1 day.

Max Number

8

Suitable For

Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee and/or carry out work employing underground services detection devices, safely excavate and maintain holes and trenches using both hand tools and hand-held power tools.

Aims

  • Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

  • Interpret utility drawings and line search documents.
  • Use location equipment to locate underground services (Cat and Genny).
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with underground services.
  • Interpret utility drawings and line search documents to identify underground services.
  • Use safe digging techniques to carry out and maintain excavations.
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations.

Pre-Requisites

None.

Teaching Methods

  • Theory and practical training and assessment.

Accreditation Options

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Outcome

On completion of this course, candidates will receive an Energy and Utilities Skills card.

Course Dates

There are currently no dates set for this course, for more information please contact us or call our friendly sales team on 0330 0948 424

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