Location of Underground Services

The aim of this course is to ensure that operators become competent in the safe use of Underground detection cable locator equipment.

Students on the Course: Minimum = 2, Maximum = 8.

*please note, SOLAS set the attendance requirements for this course, so if insufficient attendees turn up on the day, Celtic Safety Training may be forced to cancel.

Duration: 2 Days

Pre-Requisites: All individuals must have an in-date Safe Pass card, and be over 18 years old.

Requirements: Individuals need to bring with them their PPS number, a Passport Photo & Form of ID.

Why should you attend: Any managers, supervisors and/or operatives who are required to plan, organise, manage, or undertake work where there is a risk of contact with hazardous underground energy sources or services.  This course is applicable to everyone who is carrying out any type of excavation.

Course Content:

Topics covered include:

  1. Introduction
  2. Health and Safety
  3. Features
  4. Theory of Locating
  5. Using the Locator
  6. Using the Signal Generator
  7. Non Metallic Pipes
  8. Depth Measurement


Certification: Successful candidates will be issued with a QQI Certificate and a SOLAS Card.  Valid for 5 years.

NOTE: Payment must be made in full before booking can be confirmed.  If course is cancelled by Celtic Safety Training, a full refund is issued.  For cancellation made by students within 5 days of course start date, no refund can be given.  Cancellations made by the student more than 5 days before the course start date, 50% refund only. Deposits cannot be refunded.