Course Aims

This course outlines the dangers which can arise from work in proximity to underground services and the requirements for planning and implementing safe systems of work in order to reduce the risk. 

The course is in accordance with HSE HSG47 guidance Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.

HSG47 - Unit 1 Management, Planning & Surveying, Issuing of Permit - City & Guilds (Cable & Underground Avoidance)

Who Attends

This course is aimed at contractors, designers, planning supervisors and others concerned with planning, organising, supervising and conducting work near underground services - including utilities, roadworks, construction and demolition work.

Course Content

  • Accident statistics involving underground services
  • Regulations and guidance
  • Avoiding Danger from Underground Services (HSG47)
  • Service location
  • Safe digging practices
  • Permit to work
  • Understanding and implementing safe systems of work

Course Duration

This is a 1 day course.

Qualifications Obtained

Delegates successfully completing the course, including the written and practical assessments are awarded a City & Guilds approved certificate.

All certification is subject to the City & Guilds Quality assurance procedure. if you require a certificate of attendance in the interim please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Additional Information

*PLEASE NOTE* all online bookings are provisional until confirmed with you by our training team.

Arrange your course with Sibbald

If pre-scheduled dates are not listed on this page, or if the dates published do not fit your requirement, please contact us as arrangements can be made to suit your needs. 

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