- Overview of utility networks – Operatives will learn about all utility networks “from power station to plug”, how does electricity/gas/water/comms etc., get to our homes. Different cable/pipe types, connectivity etc. – Classroom & Site
- Surveying Methodology – How to go about a typical utility survey, where to start and why – Classroom & Site.
- Utility (STAT’s) Plans – Conventions, variations, abbreviations & meanings – Operatives will study a wide variety of different plans.
- Locating without a locator – Operatives will draw the assumed route of buried services onto a blank base plan – Site
- Basic Electrical Theory – Operatives will learn about electrical circuits with a “back to basics” practical approach using bulbs, wires, batteries, magnets etc – Classroom.
- Electromagnetic (EM) Theory – Understanding how an EM locator works, how to and where to apply a signal, limitations etc – Classroom.
- Legislation/Health & Safety requirements/implications – Overview of HSG47 – Classroom.
- RD4000/8000 Specific information – Understanding frequencies, distortion, depth, current, Current Direction (Signal Direction) etc – Classroom.
- RD4000/8000 Operation – Operatives will use the equipment to compare “Locating without a locator” & Stats Plans findings – Site.
- Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Theory – Operatives will learn the theory of how GPR works, what the settings & controls do, different ground conditions and view “real world” examples – Classroom.
- Ground Penetrating Radar Operation – Operatives will use the GPR to locate a variety of buried utilities in different situations – Site.
- Practical Test – Two man team to survey small site area using all methods learned including – STAT’s Plans, “Locating without a locator”, Surveying Methodology, RD4000/8000 & GPR, providing rough sketch of locations & depths. Operatives will be observed and methodologies will be observed and proof location will be demonstrated to the examiner(s) – Site.
- Written Exam – Operatives will sit a written exam under exam conditions. The exam will include a combination of graphical and written questions – A pass mark of 70% is required to successfully complete the course – Classroom.
- Appropriate PPE for working in quiet roads & footpaths.
- Specific Electromagnetic &/or GPR equipment as required (Radiodetection RD4000/8000 systems & Mala Easy Locator GPR will available on site).
Meals & soft drinks will be provided free of charge at the course venue, accommodation will not be provided but assistance with booking accommodation can be provided upon request.
Fee: £1750 + VAT per person (10% Discount for TSA members)
Contact Sygma Solutions for dates
Hindley Business Centre
Hindley WN2 3PA
Joining instructions will be sent at least seven days before start date.