We have recently undertaken and successfully completed a Radiodetection Cable Avoidance Tool training course delivered to us by Radiodetection themselvesPrint

Radiodetection’s RD7000 and RD8000 quickly and accurately locate underground services

Buried utilities are a major hazard to construction workers and poorly planned excavations can cause cable or pipe damage resulting in personal injury, costly repairs and delays.

Radiodetection Training is specifically designed to give users the following information and to inform them of the risks associated with underground services :

  • An explanation of the “safe system of work” ref: HSG47 “Avoiding Danger from Underground Services”
  • Why use RD4000, RD7000 and RD8000 locators?
  • Cable strike
  • Implications
  • Utility Plans
  • Explanation, purpose and interpretation of Utility Plans
  • Marking up of Utility Plans, identifying marker posts, covers and any
  • visible signs of utility routes
  • Examples of Utility Plans
  • Application of the RD4000, RD7000 and RD8000 transmitter
  • Practical training using RD4000, RD7000 and RD8000 transmitter
  • Use of all RD4000, RD7000 and RD8000 transmitter frequencies
  • Use of Peak & Null, and Directional Compass
  • Correct use of Depth Measurement
  • Positively identifying services
  • Use of Current Measurement & Current Direction
  • Setting up and use of Bluetooth (iLoc)
  • Review questions & feedback

Training course learning objectives:

  • To understand Health & Safety responsibilities including HSG47
  • To understand and apply all issues relating to Utility Plans
  • Correct use of RD4000, RD7000 and RD8000 INC Depth & Peak/Null
  • techniques
  • Correct use of the iLoc Bluetooth
  • Complete a practical demonstration of equipment