CSCS QQI L5 - Location of Underground Services

Safetech Consulting and Training

Upcoming Courses:

12 Jun 2023 at Drumkeen

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CSCS QQI L5 - Location of Underground Services


The Course is designed to make candidates aware of the dangers involved in excavating on the public highway & private land. It will train delegates in the use of cable detection equipment and to detect and avoid most buried apparatus.

To provide the participants with the required knowledge and skills to safely locate and avoid underground services when involved with excavation works.


  • Legal & Occupational Responsibilities
  • Liaison with others
  • Risk Assessment
  • Planning the work
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Video Presentation
  • Introduction to location & detection equipment - functional checks
  • Practical on-site location of underground services (by each delegate)
  • Practical techniques for Location various services - pipes, cables, street lighting, concrete reinforcing bars and Location tee connections
  • Further practical exercise - incorporating all associated equipment
  • Maintenance & storage of equipment
  • Safe digging techniques
  • Ten Golden rules of Location
  • Questions & Answers


  • In date SafePass Card
  • PPS number
  • Completed Candidate Pack
  • 1 x Passport Photo (signed on back)
  • PPE (high-vis vest, steel toe capped boots, gloves)

Method Of Delivery

  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Practical demonstrationsv
  • Theory & practical assessments


2 Days


On successful completion of this two day course a CSCS card and QQI L5 Certificate will be issued. Safetech Consulting & Training Ltd is approved by SOLAS to deliver and assess the programmes on its behalf.Certificates are valid for a period of five years.

Maximum No. of Participants






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