Unit 001 – Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

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Date(s) - 25/09/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lodgemore Training Centre

cat-genny-v3Who is this for?

This course of training and assessment is designed for personnel who in the normal course of their work need to locate and correctly identify underground services, using service plans and cable avoiding tools.

Unit 221 – Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus Course:

To provide candidates with the skills and knowledge to correctly locate and identify a range of underground services, candidates will be assessed against City and Guilds standards for Unit 221.

On completion of this training course candidates should have the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure that work carried out meets industry standards. The City & Guilds unit 221 will be awarded to successful candidates

Introduction, aim and objectives:

  • The application of MindSafety
  •     Legislation, regulation and guidance associated to excava-tion works
  •     The consequences for getting it wrong
  • Understanding the principles and limits of electromagnetic locators
  • Sources of information (Operators Manual)
  • Factors effecting underground service location
  • Identify a range of underground services and apparatus
  • Understanding the features and functions of cable avoiding tools
  • Pre-use inspection, operational test and calibration require-ments
  • Ancillary equipment used to enhance search and location (Sondes and Clamps)
  • Site observation and above ground indicators
  • Identification & Interpretation of underground service plans, inc. colour coding & NJUG symbols
  • Practical use of Cat & Genny to accurately locate a range of services
  • Practical – Search procedures and location marking tech-niques (above & below ground)
  • Damage identification and reporting procedures
  • City & Guilds unit 221 assessment


Bookings are closed for this course.