Combined GPR Survey & Cable Avoidance for Utility Detection
Open Course Dates
|Course||Location||Date From||Date To||Price (ex VAT)|
Is this a legal requirement?
Legal standards including PAS128, HSG47 & TSA recognise that in addition to good planning and service mapping appreciation, GPR & EML (Cable Avoidance Tools) must be used to safely identify the presence of any underground services, structural apparatus and subsurface objects that may be present.
Our combined GPR and CAT ground surveying course will teach you how to satisfy both legal standards and CDM 2015 responsibilities whilst ensuring the safety of your workforce when locating:
- Excavation, drilling and piling
- Demolition and site remediation
- Site investigation surveys
- Any other work that involves penetrating the ground at or below surface level.
Underground services are widespread. Assume they are present unless you have been shown otherwise.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for Operatives, Supervisors & managers who are working within the industry.
- Understanding RADAR and GPR is and its history
- How a GPR works, and basic principles
- Capabilities of GPR – What it will find and identify
- Examples of GPR targets & workshops
- Applying legal standards PAS128 & The Survey Association guidelines for detection and mapping
- Interpretation of ground mapping, plans, and utilities network identification
- How to set out a GPR survey in preparation for a survey
- Full practical GPR surveying utilising various machines in line with PAS128 & TSA guidelines
- Introduction to Cable Avoidance Tools (CAT) including its capabilities
- Understanding of HSG47 and how CAT progresses into PAS128 and TSA
- Remind and revise on ground mapping and service plans
- Cable avoidance tool capabilities, understanding the electromagnetic spectrum
- Using a cable avoidance tool in modes Power, Radio, Induction and Connection
- Interpretation of the signal, how to locate services, changes of direction/depth, strike Alert
- Services marking and best practice
- Practical demonstration and practice locating a range of live services
- Financial, Legal and Moral costs, both direct and in-direct, should we strike and disturb underground services.
- 2 Day course (1 day theory plus 1 day practical)
- Location Essential Site Skills Head Office in Nottingham, however can be delivered nationwide subject to prior arrangements and numbers.
- GPR and Cat & Genny equipment is provided, however students are welcome to bring along their own systems if they wish to if they know how to operate the equipment.
Successful completion will result in Essential Site Skills certification valid for 3 years, deemed competent to PAS128 and TSA new standards.