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CSCS Location of Underground Services

Construction & CSCS Courses
CSCS Location of Underground Services
Duration2 Days
LocationDublin and In-Company
Max number8

The aim of the Location of Underground course is to ensure that operators become competent in the safe use of Underground detection cable locator equipment.

Course Outline
Day 1

  • Introduction to legislation
  • Hazards of different services
  • Safe working procedure
  • CAT Modes – Power, Radio, Genny
  • Use of CAT – Searching, Pinpointing, Tracing
  • Use of Genny – Induction, Direct Connection, Clamping
  • Lost signals, Nulling out, Depth finding
  • Practical Exercise

Day 2

  • Safe operation of plant Soil Pick
  • Safety in excavations
  • Safe backfilling
  • Requirement for Signing, Lighting & Guarding card
  • Requirement for Health & Safety at Roadworks card
  • Practical test and trial hole
  • Multiple choice assessment
Who Should Attend

Any person who may need to detect underground services on construction sites.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes

  • State the required legislation applicable to the location of underground services
  • Identify the hazards associated with underground services
  • Use the relevant information, cable location devices and carry out or supervise the carrying out of safe excavation
  • State precautions to be taken for the protection of site personnel and members of the public
  • Complete risk assessment prior to the commencement of works.

Additional Information

Construction site experience is beneficial.

Certification & Assessment

Delegates who successfully complete the course will receive a SOLAS Certificate and Card in Location of Underground Services (LUGS).

To be successful delegates must pass

  • Written Assessment
  • Practical Assessment
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