EUSR Category 1 – Locate Utility Services (HSG47)

Locate safely and with confidence

This EUSR Category 1 – Locate Utility Services (HSG47) (Cat & Genny) covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to safely detect utility services using recognised and approved detection methods (Often called HSG 47). The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

  • EUSMUNC06 Locate and Avoid Services for Utilities Network Construction
  • EUSEPUS044 Location and Identification of Underground Utility Services in the Electricity Power Utilities

It also incorporates the relevant requirements of HSE guidance documents:

  • HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services
  • HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction

All our EUSR courses are delivered by tutors who have credible years of experience and knowledge working within the Construction, Utility and Civil Engineering Sectors and goes beyond your traditional training.

As well as theoretical knowledge, this course includes practical training undertaken in a realistic training environment.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee or locate buried services.


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

  • Interpret utility plan drawings and identify symbols and coded information
  • Prepare and use location equipment to locate a range of underground services
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with underground services
  • Recognise why some services are more difficult to locate
  • Carry out site marking using appropriate methods

COURSE DETAILS

DURATION: 6 Hours

DELIVERY METHODS: Open Course | On-Site.

NUMBER OF LEARNERS: 8 learners per day.

ASSESSMENT: Learners are assessed through a mix of theory and practical training.

CERTIFICATION: Upon successfully completing this course will receive an EUSR photo ID card with this qualification stated on the back of the card.

  • HSG 47 – Avoiding danger from underground services – HSG47 (hse.gov.uk)
  • HSG 150 – Health and safety in construction (HSG150) (hse.gov.uk)
  • Alternative course options are NPORS and In-House

OTHER INFO

REFRESHER: Categories 3 has a one-day refresher course which is taken every three years when your certificate has expired. Categories 3,4 and 5 refresher is a condensed version of each category, and covers industry updates, amended guidance notes, amongst other relevant topics. This refresher includes a classroom and a live dig excavation session. This practical session includes the installation of timber, steel and/or proprietary systems (aluminum walers with steel/timber sheets/single and double acting frames/trench/manhole boxes), followed by the safe extraction and reinstatement of the excavations. All these are done to a specific temporary works design.

These courses can also be ran separately as single unit courses or together as multi unit courses.

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FUNDING SUPPORT

SHORT COURSE GRANT: This course is eligible for the following short course grant via CITB:-

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SKILLS & TRAINING FUND: Are you a CITB-Registered employer, up to date with your Levy return and employ between 1-250 direct staff or CIS (No PAYE). If you answered yes, this training may be offset with funding as part of an application for between £2,500 up to £25,000 for training your workforce. Click our link for more information and/or contact the PGL team for our dedicated application support service: Skills and Training fund – CITB

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EUSR Category 3 Utility Excavations
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    EUSR Category 1 - Locate Utility Services (HSG47) / EUSR Category 1 - Locate Utility Services (HSG47)
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    This EUSR Category 1 – Locate Utility Services (HSG47) (Cat &Genny) covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to safely detect utility services using recognised and approved detection methods (Often called HSG 47).
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    Call us at 0121 240 0375
    Email: info@pglmidlands.com

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