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EUSR - Locate Utility Services (Category 1)


Buried Utility Services are underground pipes, cables and equipment used in public essentials such as electricity, gas, water, sewage and telecommunications, and pipelines transporting crude oil and natural gas petrochemicals for commercial use.

Locating and working around underground utilities is crucial to not only avoid disruption of services but prevent serious injury. For example, damaging a cable can cause fatalities, electric shocks, electrical explosions, and fire, often resulting in severe burns to the hands, face, and body. Training in this area is therefore essential to ensure the safety of operators and those around them.

The Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) is the online register of training and skills for the energy and utility sector. In partnership with CSCS, the EUSR sets out to nurture and maintain a skilled and sustainable workforce in our industry.

This EUSR Locate Utility Services (Category 1) certification delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to detect buried utility services safely.

Course Outline

With a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover manufacturer and general knowledge and awareness of utility services and participate in practical activities to learn best practices and operating methods to install a system in a live environment.

Often referred to as HSG47 or Cat & Genny training, our instruction goes beyond traditional 'in-house' sessions, following EUSR and National Occupational Standards.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a practical observation and short answer question paper. They must pass the assessment to qualify for the EUSR accredited certificate and ID card, valid for three years.

Couse Programme

This training is essential for workers to detect buried utility services safely and correctly. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

Planning required to locate and identify utility services
Health, safety and environmental legislation
Company policies and procedures
Resource preparation to locate and identify services
Locating and detecting services using utility plans
Risk assessments and reporting
Locating and marking positions of services
Delegate responsibilities relating to utility services

On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates will:

Confidently interpret utility drawings and line search documents to identify underground services
Know how to use location equipment to locate underground services
Identify the dangers and hazards associated with underground services

On successfully completing the course, delegates receive their EUSR accredited certificate and ID card, valid for three years.

Who Should Attend?

This EUSR Locate Utility Services Category 1 certification is for anyone using utility drawings to avoid underground services, location equipment to identify underground services or those needing awareness and understanding of the imminent danger associated with hitting underground services.

Course Duration

This one-day comprehensive course trains delegates to safely and responsibly detect underground utility services.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, working tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

Things You Need to Know

This EUSR certified course has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in conducting elements of this training course. 

For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training. 

Popular FAQ's

Yes - you need to make sure your premises have a 240v power supply, that your classroom is big enough and that the practical area has been risk-assessed and suitable before any training takes place.

Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.

No, but there are practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if there is anything they need to consider before starting the course.

Cards are valid for three years from the date of issue.

Yes, there is a combined course. See more details here.

You can book a maximum of 8 delegates per course.

Yes, you can combine this category course with 3 and/or 5.

Yes, you can combine this category course with 4 and/or 5.

Yes, if you pay into the CITB Levy. Contact our team to find out more.

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