1 Day Subsurface Utility Locating and Marking Training PDF Print E-mail




Duration: 1-Day (8-Contact Hours)

Available for "onsite" training or during scheduled open enrollment events

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Utility locator qualification training is a key component in any utility damage prevention and infrastructure managment program.  Training and testing is vital to insuring competent employees are responding to excavation notifications and then accurately locating and marking the estimated location of underground utilities prior to excavation activities. This course is designed for utility and pipeline employers attempting to meet CalOSHA requirements or NULCA competency standards for line locator training.  During the last 5 years, this training has been used to formally qualify over 1500 California utility and pipeline field workers and 4200 customer employees nation wide.  Content can be customized for clients to reflect a state specific, utility specific and equipment specific content as well as internal company policies on locating and marking provided by your inhouse person.



Who Should Attend?  Training is designed for both the novice line locator but also to challenge and expand the knowledge base of even the most seasoned of pro’s of the art of underground line locating and marking.   


What you will learn:   This information packed utility locator training workshop addresses both the art and science of the sometimes puzzling and daunting task of Underground Utility Line Locating and Marking.  Mastery of this task of High Tech “hide and seek” is vital not only for employee safety but also the general public near excavation sites.   With a balanced mixture of classroom theory training combined with valuable hands-On field instruction performed outdoors participants will gain an A to Z understanding of the process . Special Emphasis is placed on mastery of the electronic detection equipment and troubleshooting techniques to solve utility locating puzzles. Participants will also gain an overall understanding of the entire National Utility Infrastructure layout.  

Classroom Training and Field Instruction:  This two-fold training workshop begins with a live classroom training sessions with comprehensive animated slide presentations, lively discussions, and a supporting workbook loaded with reference materials and classroom activities. The classroom session is followed by a Hands On instruction performed outdoors where a variety of conventional and not so conventional equipment is placed in the hands of the workshop participants in efforts to build an "equipment friendly" users of line detection equipment.


 Non-Vendor Specific Training:  Utility training academy, utilizes only Non-vendor specific training materials. This allows our instructors to focus on the basic design and concept of conventional equipment as well as troubleshooting techniques to use when faced with line locating problems. The hands-on training gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge obtained during the classroom portion of the training.   Much  emphasis is placed on site investigations prior to locating.    


Why you should attend:


- Course designed to meet CalOSHA Qualification Requirements for all personnel responsible for Subsurface utility line locating and marking prior to excavation activities in California Gov. Code 4216 and CalOSHA title 8 standard 1541 <view qualification requirements >


- This workshop is also approved for 6-8 Continuing Educational Hours or Training Credits for  Water Operator Certification renewals in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee and a growing number of states.


- Workshop approved for 8 contact hours for CWEA certificate holders for credit toward the continuing education requirement for re-certification.


- This training covers the minimum training requirements identified in the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices 4-5

- DOT Operator Qualification OQ Training and Testing



Workshop Training Support Materials: Participants will receive a classroom workbook with associated training materials and slide presentation handouts with ample room for notes and 4 progress evaluations to ensure that the key points are covered a second time for a clear understanding and heightened retention levels.


Fundamental Training Documentation: Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for Utility Training Academy that may be presented for 8 contact hours for state water operator recertification’s -  CA, AZ, MN, NV, NM, OK and Wastewater recertification’s in CA


Fee Structure 

~ Open Enrollment Registration Fees $300 ea.    


~ Private Training Classes available for your employees or organization. . CONTACT UTA for additional information








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