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EUSR Category 1 Locate Utility Services (HSG47)

EUSR Category 1 Locate Utility Services (HSG47)

Course Duration: 1 day - Minimum 6 guided learning hours

Course Locations:  Aberdeen, Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Castleford, Manchester, Wellingborough, Rainham, Heathrow, Southampton and Exeter.

ESS are also able to offer Nationwide onsite Training subject to availability and necessary approvals.

EUSR Category 1 Locate Utility Services (HSG47)

Based on National Occupational Standards the course incorporates established practises designed to keep people and infrastructure safe from harm. This course is designed for personnel who are involved in excavating and/or other activities involving breaking ground. This course is often referred to Cat and Genny Training, Cable Avoidance Training or HSG47.

Theoretical Content
Theoretical Content
  • Avoiding dangers from under services; identifying & managing dangers, planning the work, detecting & identifying utilities and safe excavation
  • BSI PAS 128 underground utility detection; techniques and standards for utility surveys 
  • GS6 Avoiding dangers from overhead power Lines
  • NRSWA; Outline of roles and responsibilities for operatives and supervisors working on or next to highways
  • Types and differences between equipment used to conduct utility surveys
  • Safe Systems of work including risk assessments, method statements, and permits to break ground
  • Review and familiarisation of Cable Avoidance Tools (C.A.T’s), Signal     Transmitters (Gennys) and accessories
  • Applications and correct use of Cable Avoidance Tool’s and associated equipment 
  • Practical exercise and assessment incorporating risk assessments, use of utility maps, use of equipment involved in cable avoidance
  • End of course review, feedback and electronic Q&A assessment
Practical Content
Practical Content
  • To be aware of health and safety measures that are in place to keep people safe whilst excavating or breaking ground
  • Understand and identify common hazards associated with underground utilities 
  • Possess a good working knowledge of cable avoidance tools and associated accessories 
  • Know how to carry out an affective scan of the excavation area
  • Play an effective part in maintaining a safe system of work, to protect either their selves, co-workers or the buried infrastructure 
  • Practical assessment – pre-entry checks, entry control, communication, recognition of   emergency, safe evacuation and post-incident reporting.
  • Complete an end of course tutor led assessment (written and practical)

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