Seminars & Courses
Underground Utility Locating Information Seminars
- BC & Alberta
Recommended for: Anyone participating in ground disturbance activity of any kind, whether drilling or excavating.
Length: Approximately 2.5 hours
Location: At client’s office or the CMH Underground Prince George and Terrace facilities (including surrounding areas of Smithers, Kitimat, and Prince Rupert, BC)
Cost: Free to customers
Participants will learn the following:
- What utilities are found underground?
- What are these utilities made of?
- What are the consequences of striking these utilities?
- What methods are used to locate underground utilities?
- Electromagnetic Detection methods
- Ground Penetrating Radar
- Concrete scanning
- Pipe cameras
Participants will learn about the benefits and limitations of all underground utility locating methods. A demonstration of the use of each locating method will be given at the end of the seminar.Contact us to participate
One Day Underground Utility Locating Course
- BC & Alberta
Recommended for: Individuals or companies that have recently purchased underground utility locating equipment. Course is custom-tailored to suit needs of organizations participating.
Length: 8am – 4pm (2x 15min breaks + 30min lunch)
Location: At client’s office or the CMH Underground Prince George facility (including surrounding areas of Smithers, Kitimat, and Prince Rupert)
Cost: Per participant – 6 students maximum
Though custom tailored, each course will include the following:
1) Introduction to Damage Prevention in British Columbia
- Identify the risks of damage to underground utilities
- Identify the potential consequences of locating errors
- Describe the key regulations regarding locating safety in British Columbia
2) Basics of underground utility and infrastructure
- Identify detectable and non-detectable underground pipe and cable materials
- Identify where certain underground pipe and cable materials are used
- Identify different visual evidence of buried utilities
3) The Locating System: BC One Call; Responsibilities, Regulations, Strengths and Weaknesses
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of utility owners
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of ground disturbers
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of the locator
- Describe the strengths of the BC One Call System
- Describe the weaknesses of the BC One Call System
4) Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Locating; Theory and Practical
- Describe the basics of electromagnetic fields as they apply to electromagnetic locating
- Demonstrate transmitter operation
- Demonstrate receiver operation
- Demonstrate proper equipment maintenance
- Describe the marking system
- Identify different utility equipment features
- Follow the steps of conducting a locate