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Basic Clearance & Avoidance

The Science of Electromagnetics
Foundation Training

This course is designed to give entry cable locators the introductory knowledge and skills they need to work confidently and safely. Using cable location equipment, we provide you with the base level of theory, the science and best practice processes. Our trainers will help you develop the knowledge and skills to operate equipment safely and effectively.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Have a base level understanding of the Founding Science of EMF (Electrical Magnetic Fields) and electromagnetic induction.
  • Show awareness of hazards and risks in cable avoidance and location.
  • Know the requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015
  • Have suitable foundation knowledge of using Cable Avoidance Tools
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in accordance with industry best practice
  • Demonstrate basic operation, visual inspection, and competent handling of cable avoidance tools.

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety relevant to Utility Location practitioners
  • Hazard identification
  • Visual Inspection
  • Theoretical Science
  • Passive, Active and Direct Connection Techniques
  • Correct Grid Survey
  • Basic Mapping
  • Correct Methodologies
  • Product Function Inc: Cross Science Brief
  • Current Onsite Practice and Workflow (Field Working Procedure)
  • Current Globally recognised/local standards


  • Auckland Training Centre
  • Christchurch Training Centre
  • At your own site or workplace – Conditions Apply



  • Accurate Certificate of Attendance
  • ARA Statement of Attainment


  •  1 Day


  • Participants must have the ability to read, write and understand English.


  • x1 Avoidance Locator
  • PPE – Hi Viz and Safety Boots


  • Six attendees required to fill a class
  • $550 + GST per person


May 27 @ 08:30
08:30 — 16:00 (7h 30′)



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