Utility Strike Prevention Course

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

To help your project teams navigate the complex network of utilities and prevent accidental and costly damage to essential services, DBYD Certification is excited to launch a new course that’s been developed especially for civil contractors by civil contractors.

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.

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
  • Townsville 1 March 2023
  • Cairns 2 March 2023
  • Mackay 27 April 2023
  • Additional dates available on request. Please contact us via the booking form or on 1300 340 017.

Please contact us for a quote

Upcoming Course Dates

  • Date
  • 1 March 2023
  • 2 March 2023
  • 27 April 2023
  • Location
  • Townsville
  • Cairns
  • Mackay
  • Time
  • 8.00am-3.00pm
  • 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