Unit 1: Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

The Aim of the Course is to:

Provide the candidates with a knowledge and understanding of the safety procedures and precautions before and during excavation work.

The Objectives of the Course are to enable delegates to:

  • Select typical site plans

  • Identify underground apparatus

  • Use pipe and cable locaters

Who Do We Recommend Attends The Course?

Personnel who are engaged in the excavation of ground works.

Course Summary

Candidates will participate in theory lessons all of which are highlighted by the use of OHP & Videos covering;

  • Interpretation of utility maps

  • Symbols used by utility companies on maps

  • Transferring of information

  • Review of HSG 47 – Avoiding danger from Underground Services

  • Common types of underground apparatus

  • Support of apparatus in open excavations

  • Use of cable and pipe locaters

Course Duration

1 Day


Scottish Qualifications Authority ( SQA ) Certificate – Unit 1 Location and Avoidance of

Underground Apparatus.