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NRSWA Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus training course

Course code: NRSWA LA

Course overview

A 1 day training course for both operatives and supervisors, to enable competence in locating and avoiding contact with underground apparatus.

NRSWA Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • To understand and have practical experience of using cable detection equipment in all modes, and to be conversant with the limitations of the equipment, and the importance of digging trial holes, and to hand excavate where necessary.
  • Avoidance of injury to self and others, and avoid contact and damage to other underground services.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • The avoidance of serious injury and major harm to employees and evidence of assessment and qualifications towards competence of employees.
  • Avoidance of costly damage to other underground services.

What you will learn

  • Risk assessment detailing the importance of accurate location of underground services.
  • What apparatus is buried under the ground, and interpretation of plans and maps, including recognition and purpose of street furniture.
  • How to use cable detection equipment in all modes, and to fully understand its limitations.
  • Understanding where there is a need for hand excavation, and the digging of trial holes.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • Following successful completion of a written and practical assessment, learners will receive a CABWI Certificate in recognition of their achievement.
  • Learners will also receive a Streetworks Card, registered with SWQR detailing their competence, and this will be valid for five years.

How is this training delivered?

  • The theoretical aspects of the course is delivered in the classroom, and this is backed up by practical use of the cable detection equipment, together with the use of drawings, plans and maps. Learners are given ample opportunity to practice using the equipment, and to ask questions, prior to assessment.
  • Assessment focuses on learners carrying out a practical survey, to a set criteria, using equipment provided, and undertaking a multi choice question paper.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners should bring their own safety footwear, eye protection, high visibility vest/clothing, hard hat and working gloves for the practical exercises.

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Course dates

Course code
1 day course
Price from
£153.00 + £40.00 certification

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Start dateStart dateEnd dateLocationExc. VATInc. VATPlaces left 
07/03/2022Mon 07 Mar 2022Mon 07 Mar 2022 York £153.00£183.60 5+
03/05/2022Tue 03 May 2022Tue 03 May 2022 Manchester £153.00£183.60 5+
06/06/2022Mon 06 Jun 2022Mon 06 Jun 2022 Derby £153.00£183.60 5+
04/07/2022Mon 04 Jul 2022Mon 04 Jul 2022 Swindon £153.00£183.60 5+

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