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Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

UTN Training

Other Qualifications , Uncategorised

Course Description

Introduction 600 people are injured every year due to underground cables being damaged during excavation work on the highway. There are also many people injured through damaging water and gas pipes. Objectives Our course is designed to make candidates aware of the dangers involved in excavating on public highway and private land and train them to detect and avoid most buried apparatus. Who for Everyone connected with excavation will benefit from this course, including: designers and planners, safety personnel, site management and all operational staff including machine operators. Course content Responsibility under Health & Safety at Work Act. Responsibility to work to HSG47. (The avoidance of underground services. Obtaining and understanding utilities drawings. Observation of surface features - manholes, lamp standard etc. Use of locating Cat and Genny or similar.(Digi Cat) Careful excavation. Practical assessment.

Introduction 600 people are injured every year due to underground cables being damaged during excavation work on the highway. There are also many people injured through damaging water and gas pipes. Objectives Our course is designed to make candidates aware of the dangers involved in excavating on public highway and private land and train them to detect and avoid most buried apparatus. Who for...

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