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RIICCM202D- Identify, locate and protect underground services

This nationally recognised unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to identify, locate and protect underground services. This unit provides participant’s with the skills and knowledge required to identify, locate and protect underground services in the Civil Construction and Utilities Industries.

Students will learn the management of risks arising from the presence of above-ground, overhead, and underground services in the vicinity of workplaces and in particular the use of safe working procedures (SWMS).

Course Outline:

  • Legislation and regulations
  • Consequences of contact with live services
  • Plan and prepare for the intended work
  • Communication – onsite/utility owners/supervisors
  • The role of safety observers
  • Hierarchy of location methods
  • Application for plans through “Dial Before You Dig”
  • Reading and interpretation of service plans
  • Interpreting local conditions
  • Underground and above ground markers
  • Positive location methods
  • Problematic situations
  • Reporting damage
  • Re-instating work areas


There are no formal pre-requisites, but participants must have basic English skills

Delivery Methods:

Face to face delivery. To obtain accreditation in this course a practical and written assessment will be given to participants.


After successfully completing both assessments, a statement of attainment and photo ID card will be issued.


On-site at your workplace or alternatively at our Melbourne training facilities:

Factory 9/381 Bayswater Road, Bayswater VIC 3153 or

153 Australis Drive, Derrimut VIC 3026


One day



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