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RIICCM202D ‐ Identify, Locate & Protect Underground Services

Course Overview

This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills about current legislation and their basic duty of care for locating underground services, prior to the commencement of any excavation works. The identify, locate and protect underground services course is an integral piece of training for many civil construction workers.

Dial Before You Dig Plans will be used and the trainer will provide a demonstration using a locating device such as a cable avoidance tool to search for known or potential services or utilities inclusive of Telstra, Electrical, Optic Fibre etc. which may exist under the surface of the location the training is delivered.

Management of risks arising from presence of above-ground, overhead, and underground services in vicinity of workplaces and in particular the use of safe working procedures (SWMS).

Procedures, controls and emergency response requirements for those hazards present at the site, determined through risk assessment, are to be reinforced throughout the training sessions.

Dial Before You Dig Plans will be available for the training venue / client site that this training is delivered at.  Please note, if this course is delivered on client premises, Dial Before You Dig plans will be obtained by Train Me RTO before course commencement.


1 Day


Workers who are required to identify, locate & protect underground services in preparation for civil and rail infrastructure work

Learning Outcomes

Identify and report on hazards
Use operational tools and equipment safely and effectively 
Apply site isolation and traffic control 
Plan and organise work activities 
Work with civil construction terminology 
Identify types of services/utilities and providers 
Use construction principles 
Identify equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations 
Use safety data sheet and materials handling methods 
Carry out operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures
Read Dial Before You Dig Plans and have knowledge on how to be obtain them
Knowledge of use of underground services device

On Completion of the identify locate and protect underground services course

On successful completion, participants will be issued with a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment for RIICCM202D ‐ Identify, Locate & Protect Underground Services.

Course Flyer

For more information on our identify, locate and protect underground services training you can read through the  RIICCM202D ‐ Identify, Locate & Protect Underground Services Course Flyer. Our team can also discuss other courses, like the electrical spotter license, or other suitable courses in more detail with a direct enquiry.

Participant Requirements

Wear enclosed shoes and appropriate clothing including long pants.

Participant Handbook

For information about Train Me RTO fees and refund policy, complaints and appeals process, please read the Participant Handbook prior to completing enrolment forms.

USI Number

All participants must have a USI number to enrol in training.  If you do not yet have one, please visit this website http://www.usi.gov.au to create one.  Click “Create USI”

Please call (02) 9733 3600 for more information.

Course Quick Facts

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Cost

    $300.00 per student

  • Entry Requirements

    Must have the ability to read, write and understand English.

  • Assessments

    Assessment is a combination of written questions/answers and practical demonstrations.

  • Training Dates

    15th July 2019

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