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Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

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


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Course Details

Course Overview
Number of Delegates: Maximum 8

Duration: 1 Day

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.
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.
Final qualification
Candidates will gain a SQA qualification certificate.
Additional Information
This course is highly participative with both theory and practical sessions, highlighted by the use of PowerPoint presentation.
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