Course Aims

To provide both Operatives and Supervisors with the skills and knowledge to carry out cable avoidance work in-line with the current NRSW Act in order to safeguard themselves and others.

NRSWA LA - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

Who Attends

This Location & Avoidance of Underground Services training programme is designed for Operatives and Supervisors who have to locate underground apparatus for work on the roadways and highways.

Course Content

The NRSWA Location and Avoidance training course content includes:

• New Roads & Street Works Act.
• Basic principles of location and avoidance of underground services.
• Hazard identification and the risks associated with them.
• Reading and interpreting site plans.


By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

• Understand the basic principles of the current NRSW Act and standards
• Identify potential risks to themselves and others.
• Read and understand site plans.
• Operate cable avoidance tools in order to avoid or locate underground apparatus.


Teaching Methods

The NRSW location and avoidance course is highly interactive with a high proportion of discussions, best practice sharing, syndicate practical exercises and case studies will be supplemented with classroom based tutorial.

Assessment Methods

Delegates will be continuously assessed during the NRSW location and avoidance course in preparation for the written exam and and practical assessment.
Supervisors have to demonstrate the ability to monitor a site and compile written reports in order to successfully complete the course.

Qualifications Obtained

Upon successful completion delegates will receive unit accreditation by way of a certificate.

Entry Requirements

Pre-Requisites: The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English. Only those with experience should attend, this is an assessment or test.

Additional Information

There may be a CITB Grant available to support the cost of training. Please see Grants & Funding for Industry Support - CITB or call 0344 994 4455 

Sibbald Training are an Approved Training Organisation with CITB, and will make the claim on your behalf if your company levy number is provided at the time of booking.

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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