Utility Strike Prevention Course

Is dealing with underground utilities a constant issue on your projects? 

Civil Contractors often tell us underground utilities are a constant issue on their projects. To help them manage this, we teamed up with a leading Tier 1 civil contractor to create a unique and dedicated course for the civil construction industry. This course guides site crews through industry best practice so they can then confidently manage this issue and avoid accidental and costly damage, project delays, service outages – or worse still, a serious injury or fatality.

About the course

The Utility Strike Prevention (USP) course is the first course of its kind in Australia. It’s dedicated to developing your organisation’s in-house capabilities and knowledge of planning and working around existing underground and overhead utilities. This interactive one-day course includes demonstrations and special presentations from utility representatives – and it can be customised to suit the needs of your people.

If you are interested in running this ‘ground-breaking’ course at your workplace, or would like more information about the course, please contact us on 1300 340 017 or email us.

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

Please contact us for a quote

Upcoming Course Dates

  • Date
  • 19 June 2023
  • 30 June 2023
  • Location
  • Brisbane, Murarrie
  • Brisbane, Murarrie
  • Time
  • 8.00am-3.00pm
  • 8.00am-3.00pm

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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