Location of Underground Services (CSCS)

Location of Underground Services (CSCS)
  • Duration:2 Days
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  • Certification:Yes
  • Enrolled: 0

Suitable for:
All personnel who have to locate and avoid underground services. When involved with excavation works.


Course Code: HSST106

Participants be able to:

  • State the required legislation applicable to the location of underground services
  • Identify the hazards associated with underground services
  • Use the relevant information, cable location devices and carry out or supervise the carrying out of safe excavation
  • State precautions to be taken for the protection of site personnel and members of the public.
  • Complete risk assessment prior to the commencement of works.



  • Introduction to legislation
  • Hazards of different services
  • Safe working procedure
  • CAT Modes – Power, Radio, Genny
  • Use of CAT – Searching, Pinpointing, Tracing
  • Use of Genny – Induction, Direct Connection, Clamping
  • Lost signals, Nulling out, Depth finding
  • Safe operation of plant Soil Pick
  • Safety in excavations
  • Safe backfilling
  • Requirement for Signing, Lighting & Guarding card
  • Requirement for Health & Safety at Roadworks card
  • Practical test and trial hole
  • Multiple choice assessment and close down

All candidates who successfully complete the course will receive a QQI (FETAC) Certificate and SOLAS CSCS Ticket valid for 5 years.

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