Underground Utilities Induction Training Online | OHS.co.nz

Underground Utilities Induction Training - 20 min

  • $66.00

Welcome to the Underground Utilities Induction Training Course. This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the controls that should be applied to underground utilities in the workplace.

This course will provide you with information about:

  • what underground utilities are
  • ways that you may be exposed to or have accidental contact with underground utilities, and
  • controls that should be applied to reduce the risk associated with underground utilities.

This course has been reviewed by a recognised subject matter expert.

It has been designed to comply with best practice national health and safety standards. Terminology has been chosen for clarity and ease of comprehension across jurisdictions. For example, ‘employer’ has been used to signify the broader term ‘PCBU’, while ‘WHS’ represents both work and occupational health and safety.

This training is not a substitute for professional legal advice. If you require further advice or information, please contact the health and safety regulator in your jurisdiction.


What are underground utilities?

Underground utilities are all buried services at a work site. These can include:

  • telecommunication services
  • electricity
  • gas
  • water, or
  • sewerage services.

Exposure to underground utilities

Work activities that commonly involve the potential to damage underground utilities include:

  • excavation
  • auguring
  • drilling, and
  • trenching

Some of the hazards that may be associated with underground utilities are:

  • fire and explosion
  • electricity
  • confined spaces
  • moving plant, and
  • pipes under pressure.

                      A Certificate of Completion is issued on successful completion of the course and you are required to get an 80% pass mark to be deemed as understanding the content. It is recommended that training is conducted every 2 years to stay refreshed.