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Utility Locator Specialist – Surrey

November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am - November 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

This is a technical training program for individuals wanting to obtain introductory level training in underground utility locating.  The program was developed & supported by BC Construction Safety Alliance, WorkSafeBC, BC Safety Authority, BC Common Ground Alliance and BC Municipal Safety Association who saw the need to set a standard in utility locating instruction, and to provide the province with training that is tailored to BC workers.

This Utility Locator Specialist Course involves three (3) days of in-class and practical instruction and successful students must complete a written test and a site-based practical evaluation.

Students require CSA certified steel toe boots and high vis safety vest and bring your own Utility Locating Device if possible. Led by experienced hands on Instructor.

*Note: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Participants in this course will gain the knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • Locate underground utilities safely and effectively
  • Apply skills in accordance with regulation and best practice
  • Seek certification as a Registered Utility Locator Technician (Through the ASTTBC)

Modules and Learning Objectives

  • Module 1: Introduction to Damage Prevention in British Columbia
  • Module 2: The Locating System in BC
  • Module 3: Utilities Infrastructure
  • Module 4: Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Locating
  • Module 5: Safety and Professionalism
  • Module 6: Records, Maps and Documentation
  • Module 7: Solving Problems
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November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am
November 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University Cloverdale campus
5500 180 Street
Surrey, BC V3S 6R1 Canada
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