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Level 3 – GPR Utility Location

Foundation Training Practical, Theory and Product Training

Alternative Science, GPR – (Ground Penetrating Radar) for the Services Location Specialist

This course is designed to give those being introduced to GPR technology an understanding of the background science, fundamental working knowledge including, setup, data collection and interpretation along with the practical elements to help identify underground services and utilities. Data interpretation will be explored in the classroom and supported with evidence in the practical sessions.  The course covers a methodology to collect and interpret the data traces with GPR developing the knowledge and skills required to work confidently and safely. Our trainers will help you develop the knowledge and skills to operate your GPR equipment safely and effectively.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills with GPR in accordance with industry practice
  • Demonstrate basic product knowledge – Functionality, Uses, Limitations and Results
  • Have suitable knowledge of the Founding Science of RADAR
  • Show awareness of hazards and risks in utility location
  • Know the requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015 to identify and manage related hazards
  • Know how to protect yourself and the public from injury
  • Understand maintenance, servicing requirements and calibration of the instrument

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety relevant to Utility Location practitioners
  • Hazard identification
  • Visual Identification
  • Theoretical Science of RADAR – GPR
  • Collecting a Data Trace
  • Interpretation of Data
  • Basic Mapping
  • Data Interpretation
  • Report Generation
  • Product Function Inc: Cross Science Brief
  • Current Globally recognised/local standards


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

Completion Certificate

  • Accurate Certificate of Attendance


  • 2 Day


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


  • x1 Ground Penetrating Radar Unit
  • PPE – Hi Viz and Safety Boots


  • Four attendees required to fill a class
  • $1100 + GST per person

September 18 @ 08:30 — September 19 @ 16:30
08:30 — 16:30 (32h)



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