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NRSWA Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus training course

Course code: NRSWA 1

Course overview

A 1 day training course designed for operatives who need to identify the location of underground services; gas, water, sewerage, electric cables and other structures.

NRSWA Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • Greater understanding of the risks associated with striking underground services.
  • Skills to identify underground structures.
  • Compliance with SWQR (Streetworks Qualifications Register) registration scheme.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Greater potential for safe excavations.
  • Potential cost reductions, excavate right first time.

What you will learn

  • The risks associated with striking underground apparatus (CAT and Genny).
  • To recognise the signs of underground services and interpret utility plans.
  • To use electronic tools to locate underground structures.
  • To mark services ready for excavation.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment and certification under the City and Guilds 6156 scheme (Unit 1).
  • The course also supports registration with SWQR.

How is this training delivered?

  • The theory of our underground apparatus course is delivered in the classroom, but there is an emphasis on locating services in the local vicinity and becoming familiar with the equipment used.
  • The City and Guilds qualification is assessed through written tests and observation of practical exercises.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners should bring safety boots, eye protection, waterproof clothing and high visibility clothing to use whilst practicing to locate services.
  • Learners can bring with them any materials used by their own employer, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.

Course dates

Course code
1 day course
Price from
£153.00 + certification

No course dates are currently scheduled, call us on 0800 876 6708 to discuss the options available.

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