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Level 3 – GPR Utility Location

Building on the Foundation and basic Skills

This course is designed for more in advanced practices not just for avoidance but also more accurate locates. Learning to utilise these techniques in the field giving those working with cable locators regularly enhanced skills and practice they need to work reliably confidently and safely. Using utility location equipment, we practice using these features and methods to better understand how to improve the quality of the location activities. Our trainers will help you explore and develop the skills to operate advanced equipment safely and effectively.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Have an enhanced understanding of the Founding Sciences – building on the foundations
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills using advanced topics to improve location results in accordance with industry best practice – i.e., what frequencies and why</li>
  • Have developed skills and knowledge of using advance locating systems and tools
  • Demonstrate competent operating processes along with visual inspection and mark out techniques
  • Know the requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015
  • Show awareness of hazards and risks in utility location

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety relevant to Utility Location practitioners
  • Hazard identification
  • Visual Inspection
  • Theoretical Science, frequencies, current, impedance, grounding, interference, induction
  • Passive, Active and Direct Connection Techniques
  • Antenna modes and techniques
  • Correct Grid Survey
  • 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


  • ARA Statement of Attainment
  •  Accurate Training Certificate of Attendance


  • 2 Days


  • Participants must have the ability to read, write and understand English
  • Completed the Basic Clearance, Avoidance and Verification Course or equivalent practical experience.


  • x1 Approved Professional Utility Location System
  • PPE – Hi Viz and Safety Boots


  • Six attendees required to fill a class
  • $800 + GST per person

June 3 @ 08:30 — June 4 @ 16:30
08:30 — 16:30 (32h)



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