Identify, Locate and Protect Services

Identify, Locate and Protect Services

Civil construction sites are inherently dangerous places of work. Where excavations are present or where the work requires ground penetration, particularly by metal pegs, rods, stakes and the like, there is an immediate opportunity for potential conflict with existing utility services located underground.

These conflicts have caused many seriously harmful and fatal accidents to workers, resulting in criminal prosecutions and financial penalties imposed by the courts on individual workers, employers and principals. The resulting disruption to services continues to cause considerable inconvenience and costs to affected service users such as ratepayers, commercial enterprises, hospital and emergency facilities.This course incorporates the new OSH guide for Safety with Underground Services.  In addition, this course offers a systematic approach to location, identification and protection of underground utility services.

Who should attend

Employees and self employed: forepersons, supervisors, inspectors, safety officers and work team members engaged in operations which involve potential conflict with underground services, such as excavation, trenching, poling, piling and thrusting.  Principals, employers, and persons in charge of a place of work: Road Controlling Authorities, contractors/sub-contractors.

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