Location of Under Ground Services - LUGS

Course Description

This two day Location of Underground Services Training Course (LUGS) is designed to train course participants to be competent to plan, organise, manage and undertake work where there is a risk of contact with underground energy sources or services using cable avoidance tools and signal generators known as a CAT and GENNY.  The Course is designed to make candidates aware of the dangers involved in excavating on the public highway & private land.

On successful completion a CSCS card and certificate will be issued by SOLAS. Certificates are valid for a period of five years.

Course Content

Legal & Occupational Responsibilities
Liaison with others
Risk Assessment- location and detection of underground services
Planning the work
Safe Systems of Work- CAT & GENNY
Video Presentation
Introduction to location & detection equipment – functional checks
Practical on-site location of underground services (by each delegate)
Practical techniques for locating various services – pipes, cables, street lighting, concrete reinforcing bars and locating tee connections.
Further practical exercise – incorporating all associated equipment
Maintenance & storage of underground services (CAT & GENNY) equipment
Safe digging techniques
Ten Golden rules of locating underground services
Questions & Answers

Who Should Attend;

Anyone whose work activities include exvavations.

Course Requirements:

All trainees have to have a valid Irish Safe Pass.
All trainees must be at least 18 years of age. 
All trainees have to have an Irish PPS number.
All trainees have to be able to read, write and understand English on their own.
All SOLAS Candidate Packs need to be completed and returned to us in advance of a booking being confirmed, where applicable.

Course Duration:

2 Days 


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