1 Day – 7 Deadly Sins

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This is the premier course offered by Locating Unlimited provides information on what NOT to do

As a vital part of any construction or utilities job, underground location awareness can be fairly dangerous. 7 Deadly Sins provides vital information to students to ensure that they are ready and willing to put in the commitment to finding the best ways to complete the task safely, consistency and with professionalism each and every time.


Safe and effective construction projects mean that every stage of the preparation has been handled well.

As part of this 1-day training course, students will be introduced to the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ of location awareness and utility safety. Together, students will be introduced to the most commonly made mistakes, but will also be given proven methods to overcome these SINS.

When you are working with or around utilities without the right processes and the correct mindset, can have pretty severe consequences for all involved. This short program can be the perfect way to tone up your attitude towards safety and professionalism to minimize the risk of problems occurring on any job.


This 1-day training course offers a perfect refresher for those who wish to remind themselves of the best way to stay safe, and consistent, when working on location.


One of the biggest challenges that you are likely to face as a contractor is dealing with power lines in utility location services. Given that power can come in so many miniscule forms today, catching power issues before it’s too late is going to be a cornerstone of any well carried out job.


History will show that the most devastating of all utility strikes are with Gas installations. Detecting gas is one of the most important jobs of a utility location expert. It’s a major element of the job and will likely come up as one of the most common utilities that you deal with. So, learning how to safely navigate the challenge of gas without compromising anyone’s safety or health is vitally important.


As an essential part of a healthy and happy community, water is a major resource for civilization. However, water pipes are commonly damaged by inexperienced and inaccurate utility location spotters. Therefore, the importance of keeping this service operating at all times should never be lost on students. You’ll learn about this vital utility network and how water is introduced to our homes and buildings.


Often sewer systems can be much harder to find. As such, inexperienced underground location teams can find it easy to miss a sewer which then comes back to cause major problems at a later, costly, stage of a construction process.


A significant factor in any modern city or town today is that of communications. Without working and active communications systems, we put people in danger of losing out on business and on safety.

In this course, students will be shown that the possibilities of damaging communications arrays are much easier than it would appear. These utilities can be damaged with ease in any excavation, and this can cause massive costs, damages and otherwise untold problems.

The Seven Deadly Sins program not only highlights the sins around locating each of the above utilities, but more importantly it highlights the mindset sins of both locators and utility workers.

This is essential learning for anyone who wishes to expand their horizons in the industry, and understand the theorem behind each utility generally covered. By using the information provided in this course, you can ensure that utility damage prevention becomes a premium activity before it’s too late.

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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