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(HSG47) Avoiding Danger From Underground Services

Courses Overview:

Course Overview
Avoiding Danger from Underground Services including Cable Avoidance Tools for Operatives, is a comprehensive 2 day training course that explores what a ‘safe system of work for avoiding underground services’ must take into account.

It is designed to give delegates a thorough knowledge and understanding of HSG47 ‘Avoiding Danger from Underground Services’ and ensure that they are competent in the use of cable avoidance tools (CAT4+ & Genny4).

Who should attend?
The course is aimed at any person, from managers to operatives, involved with the commissioning, managing, planning, design and execution of work where the surface of the ground is penetrated.

It is aimed at all those involved in planning, and carrying out work on or near underground services, or those wanting to gain an appreciation of the dangers associated with underground services and the techniques employed to avoid them.

The course will also be of benefit to the owners and operators of such services.

It outlines the potential dangers of working near underground services and gives advice on how to reduce any direct risks to people’s health and safety, as well as the indirect risks arising through damage to services.

It explains the three basic elements of a safe system of work during excavation:

• Planning the work
• Locating and identifying buried services
• Safe excavation

The course is highly interactive, with theory and practical sessions on both days. This enables the delegates to gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of HSG47 and how cable avoidance tools can be employed in a construction and utility environment.
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Course Duration: 2 day

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