Who should attend

Managers, supervisors and operatives who are required to plan, organise, manage, or undertake work where there is a risk of contact with hazardous underground energy sources or services.
This training is mandatory under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations

Duration

2 Days (theory & site practical)
Max No – 4 or 8 (Two tutors required if 8 participants)
Max 8 participants per course, 9.OOam – 5.00pm

Presenters

Delivered by SOLAS-registered Instructors

Objectives

Candidates who successfully complete this course will be trained to undertake Location of Underground Services using a Safe System of work, with primary emphasis on the use of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators. (CAT & GENNY)

Candidates

Previous experience not essential. Multiple choice exam and practical examination. There is a pre-requisite for candidates to have a Valid *Safepass* card before attending the course.

Cost – poa

includes all course materials, registration and applications. (SOLAS/QQI Level 5 Certificate and CSCS Card)
Solas CSCS (Construction Sector Certification Scheme) QQI Level 5 certification and identity card for successful applicants.
Payment in advance.

Specifically, trainees will :

  • Understand the types of services and hazards likely to be encountered when breaking ground.
  • Learn to use Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators (CAT AND GENNY) to locate, pinpoint and trace underground services in different modes.
  • Understand the practice of “Safe Digging” when undertaking Excavations or Trial holes.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the subject by practical and written examination.
  • Demonstrate ability to safely conduct activities in accordance with legislation and the HSA Code of
  • Practice for “Avoiding Danger from Underground Services”.

 

AWARDS

Solas CSCS (Construction Sector Certification Scheme) QQI Level 5 certification and identity card for successful applicants.