The only nationally recognised underground services course with externally verified content and assessment by IOSH, the UK's leading occupational health & safety organisation.
Based on real experience and the findings of numerous accident investigations, this IOSH accredited one day course, is essential for anyone who plans work near underground services or whose work may bring them into contact with them.
Reflecting the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive guidance document HSG47 – ‘Avoiding danger from underground services’, the course covers:
- What is in the ground
- How to find it
- How to reduce the risk from working in the vicinity
The course can be supported by utility plans for the area in which the course is run – thus adding relevance to the practical exercises.
Training includes a practical element, where attendees get to use Cable Avoidance Tools, Signal Generators and essential accessories to trace services in the ground. Because we are not tied to any particular brand, we can show operatives how to use any type they may encounter or train to meet the needs of a particular client.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification but delegates need to be proficient in written English to successfully complete the assessments. IOSH recommends that candidates undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.