EUSR – Utility Excavations – (Category 1)

Category 1: Locate Utility Services covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to safely detect utility services using recognised and approved detection methods.

The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

  • EUSMUNC06 Locate and Avoid Services for Utilities Network Construction
  • EUSEPUS044 Location and Identification of Underground Utility Services in the Electricity Power Utilities

It also incorporates the relevant requirements of HSE guidance documents:

  • HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services
  • HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction
  • GS6 Avoiding dangers from overhead power lines

Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

  • Interpret utility drawings and line search documents
  • Use location equipment to locate underground services
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with underground services