2 Day Locator Awareness Training

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Locating Unlimited is proud to offer this "must do" training suitable for all levels of Civil Construction worker.

The Locator Awareness Training course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills about current legislation and their fundamental duty of care for locating underground utilities, before the commencement of any excavation works.

Underground pipes and cables carry vital services such as water, electricity, communications and gas. It is essential to identify existing underground utilities before commencing a job to save time and ensure a safe work environment.


Identifying and locating underground utilities requires the work to be well-planned and safely carried out according to site procedures and State or Territory legislative requirements, including obtaining necessary permits, approvals, and DBYD plans. Safety is of prime concern to all working in identifying and locating underground utilities. Workers must at all times during operations be aware of their responsibilities for worker safety and to protect the environment.

Dial Before You Dig Plans will be use and the trainer will provide a demonstration using a locating device such as a cable avoidance tool to search for known or potential services or utilities inclusive of Telstra, Electrical, Optic Fibre, etc. which may exist under the surface of the training location.

Procedures, controls and emergency response requirements for those hazards present at the site, determined through risk assessment, are to be reinforced throughout the training sessions.

As workers who conduct their activities around buried utilities, you will find this Locator Awareness Training course invaluable for the safety of yourself and your team.


  • On completion of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify Legislation and regulations
  • Consequences of contact with live utilities
  • Plan and prepare for the intended work
  • Communication – onsite/public service owners/supervisors
  • The role of safety observers
  • Hierarchy of location methods
  • Application for projects through “Dial before You Dig.”
  • Reading and interpretation of utility plans
  • Interpreting local conditions
  • Underground and above ground markers
  • Positive location methods
  • Problematic situations
  • Reporting damage
  • Re-instating work areas

The Locator Awareness Training course is ideally suited for persons in some roles within the Civil Construction Industry, ranging from new workers entering the industry thru to existing employees. Those gaining the most benefit, have been identified as field supervisors and safety professionals, who will gain valuable insight into the utility owners Duty of Care Requirements, learn how a locating device works and the limitations that this equipment has. Additionally, you will be able to identify if the locator that you have engaged has the skills and knowledge to safely and accurately locate the site utilities.

how can we help you?

Contact us at the Locating Unlimited office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

Jeff’s ability to engage with the team makes his training invaluable to our projects. Finding SME in remote areas is difficult; however Jeff thrives on the challenges presented and always delivers memorable training experiences.

Gerrard Heffernan
Project Manager, WDS fabrication & infastructure

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