This course is designed for Operatives and Supervisors who have responsibility to locate underground apparatus for work on the roadways and highways.

Course Objective

To provide both Operatives and Supervisors with the skills and knowledge to carry out cable avoidance work in-line with the NRSW Act 1991 in order to safeguard themselves and others.

Course Content

The course includes a review of the requirements of the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 and the knowledge in how to:

  • New Roads & Street Works Act 1991
  • Basic principles of location and avoidance of underground services
  • Hazard identification and the risks associated with them
  • Reading and interpreting site plans
  • Practical use of equipment


At the end of the course delegates will undertake:

  • Interaction of delegates during the course
  • Simulated assessments

Candidates need to bring their own safety footwear, waterproof clothing, hard hat and working gloves for the practical exercises.

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