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
This course is offered online:
Topics covered in this course are:
-Fundamental Principles and Introduction to Locating
-Operating Frequency (RF and AF)
-Passive method of signal detection
-Active Method of signal detection
-Buried Facility Locating Techniques
-Problems and Fault Finding
-Locating Safe Work Practices and Regulatory Awareness
-Locating and Marking Best Practices
-Industry Standards, Regulations
-Provincial and Territorial 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
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.
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:
Required - ENFORM, Buried Facilities Locator ManualAdd Content...