Utility Strike Prevention Course

It‘s about Safety. It’s about Cost.

As a Civil Constructor, you know it’s essential to find out what’s underground before any digging starts on your work site – it’s a matter of safety, it’s a matter of cost. But finding those buried utilities isn’t easy. This one-day course can help your team make that job a whole lot smoother and efficient.

About the course

The Utility Strike Prevention course is a unique one-day program that provides your key project people with an in-depth understanding of locating and identifying subsurface utilities. The course covers best practice, universal standards to help keep assets and, more importantly, people safe. Designed by DBYD Certification Ltd together with construction and utility specialists, the course covers both theory and practical components –with a highlight being the opportunity to meet and interact with utility experts and get first-hand knowledge and insights of the common pit-falls that can be avoided.

This course is designed for civil contracting:

  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Site Managers
  • Site Supervisors
  • HSE Managers

This course can be tailored to your organisational needs, and can include:

  • In-depth explanation and analysis of utility plans
  • Understanding the AS 5488 Classification of Subsurface Utilities, and why it’s important
  • Specialist sessions with utility representatives (e.g. power, gas and telecommunications) to discuss real site excavations issues, worker safety and answer any of your questions
  • Field demonstrations of locating techniques by a Certified Locator including use of EMF equipment, transponder and sondes
  • Presentation of a risk management template for efficient utility location.
  • One-day Face-to-face presentation with breaks
  • Recommended for up to 12 participants
  • Participants receive a Certificate of Completion

Friday 19 August: 8.00am Brisbane

Friday 2 September: 8.00am Brisbane

Please contact us for a quote

Course Content

  • Legal obligations
  • New BYDA referral service
  • Utility locating methods
  • Plan interpretation
  • Australian Standard AS 5488
  • PEX Chart for efficient utility location
  • Specialist session with utility representatives e.g., power, gas, telco