Location of Under Ground Services - LUGS

Course Description

The Location of Underground Services Training Course (LUGS) is a two-day program that trains participants in planning, organizing, managing, and executing work involving underground energy sources or services. Emphasizing the use of cable avoidance tools (CAT) and signal generators (GENNY) to minimize contact risks, the course also covers hazards related to excavations on public highways and private land.

Successful completion of the course results in a five-year valid CSCS card and certificate issued by SOLAS, acknowledging participants' competence in underground service location.

LUGS covers essential topics, starting with legal and occupational responsibilities and effective liaison with project stakeholders. It includes risk assessment techniques, planning strategies for safe work execution, and hands-on experience with CAT and GENNY equipment.

Participants engage in practical exercises to locate underground services and learn detection techniques for various services such as pipes, cables, street lighting, and reinforcing bars. The course integrates all equipment and emphasizes maintenance, storage guidelines, safe digging techniques, and the Ten Golden Rules of Locating Underground Services.

A video presentation showcases best practices, real-life scenarios, and case studies. Participants can ask questions to enhance their understanding and consolidate knowledge.

LUGS is crucial for professionals involved in excavations, particularly in construction, infrastructure, utilities, surveying, and engineering. Join this comprehensive two-day training to gain skills in effectively locating underground services while ensuring safety. Completion earns a CSCS card and certificate, proving competence in this critical field.


1. All trainees must possess a valid Irish Safe Pass.

2. Trainees must be at least 18 years of age.

3. A valid Irish PPS number is required for all trainees.

4. If applicable, completion and return of all SOLAS Candidate Packs are required in advance to confirm a booking.

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