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WFTR305 - Buried Facilities Locator Training
Course Code:
WFTR 305

Calendar Description:
The aim of this training is to prevent ground disturbance damage to buried facilities by providing locators working in the geophysical exploration industry with the necessary skills and knowledge to accurately mark and identify buried facilities in a safe and effective manner.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 22
Lecture Hours: 10.5
Field Experience Hours: 12

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Topics covered in this course are:

-Fundamental Principles and Introduction to Locating
-Electromagnetic Induction
-Operating Frequency (RF and AF)
-Passive method of signal detection
-Active Method of signal detection

-Buried Facility Locating Techniques
-Locating Techniques
-Line Identification/Pinpointing
-Problems and Fault Finding
-Depth measurement

-Locating Safe Work Practices and Regulatory Awareness
-Locating and Marking Best Practices
-Hazard Assessment
-Industry Standards, Regulations
-Municipal Requirements
-Provincial and Territorial Regulations
-Federal Regulations

-Operate Locating Equipment
-Theory of Operation
-Reduction of Signal Loss
-Increasing Signal Current
-Increasing Receiver Sensitivity
-Advantages and Disadvantages of
-The Radio Detection 4000
-The Metrotech 810 or 850
-Fuji, PL 801
-Safety During a Locate Project

-Locating and Marking Buried Facility for Geophysical Locators

Learning Outcomes:
This training is developed to meet the needs of the geophysical exploration industry and locators working in that industry. The goals of this training are as follows:
-Provide locators with the required knowledge and skills to carry out industry recognized safe work practices and to provide an awareness of the Acts and Regulations governing the locate industry.
-Provide locators with the necessary skills and knowledge to accurately carry out a locate in support of a seismic operation in a safe and competent manner.

Grading System:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Other Pertinent Information:
75% on written exam and passing grade on skills evaluation, which is up to the discretion of the instructor.

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Text Books:
Required - ENFORM, Buried Facilities Locator ManualAdd Content...
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