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Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

Designed to make candidates aware of the dangers involved in excavating on public highways.


Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus Course Details

Course Content
  • Responsibility under Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Responsibility to work under HSG47
  • Obtaining and understanding utilities drawings
  • Use of locating Cat & Genny or similar
  • Careful excavation
  • Practical assessment.
Course Overview
Duration: 1 Day

Number of Delegates: Maximum 8

Overview: This course is designed to make candidates aware of the dangers involved in excavating on public highways and private land and train them to detect and avoid most buried apparatus.

A light lunch will be provided to delegates attending this course.
Who should Attend
Everyone connected with excavation will benefit from this course, including: designers and planners, safety personnel, site management and all operational staff including machine operators.
Additional Information
This course is highly participative with both theory and practical sessions, highlighted by the use of PowerPoint presentation.
Final qualification
Candidates will gain a SQA qualification certificate.