CSCS Location of Underground Services


The Course is designed to ensure that candidates are aware of the hazards involved in carrying out excavations particularly in relation to underground services. The course will provide candidates with the required skills to carry out suitable investigations.  


To provide attendees with the required skills and knowledge to carry out appropriate investigations for underground services prior to commencing any operations where these services may be disturbed, this includes all excavating and road cutting operations. 

Who should attend/Pre-Requisites  

Candidates over 18 years of age in receipt of current Safe Pass Card, and previous experience of carrying out these operations within the last two years. 

Irish PPSN.

Good understanding of written and spoken English (if not a SOLAS approved interpreter will be required) 

This course is aimed at operatives who do not currently hold a CSCS ticket.

Max. number of participants 



Theory and Practical Assessment 


Two Days


CSCS/QSCS Card and QQI Certification 


Introduction to legislation

Hazards of different services

Safe working procedure

CAT Modes – Power, Radio, Genny

Use of CAT – Searching, Pinpointing, Tracing

Use of Genny – Induction, Direct Connection, Clamping

Lost signals, nulling out, depth finding

Safety in excavations 

Safe backfilling 

Requirement for Signing, Lighting & Guarding 

Requirement for Health & Safety at Roadworks 

Practical test 

Multiple choice assessment and completion. 

Contact us 

Unit 2, Lyncon Court,
Snugborough Business & Technology Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin D15 NP49

Telephone: 01 835 4084

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Monday - Friday8:30 AM — 5:00 PM
Saturday - SundayClosed
23 Dec - 2 JanClosed
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