CABWI NRSWA Unit 1 – Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (LA)

This Location & Avoidance of Underground Services training programme is designed for Operatives and Supervisors who have to locate underground apparatus for work on the roadways and highways.

£160.00 +VAT


1 Day


Unit 1

Awarding Body


Course Overview

Course Description

  • New Roads & Street Works Act.
  • Basic principles of location and avoidance of underground services.
  • Hazard identification and the risks associated with them.
  • Reading and interpreting site plans.
  • Practical use of equipment.

The unit is assessed using a high proportion of discussion and simulated assessments will be supplemented with video and classroom-based tutorials and progress tests.


By the end of the NRSWA course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of the current NRSW Act and standards as prescribed by CABWI.
  • Identify potential risks to themselves and others.
  • Read and understand site plans.
  • Operate cable avoidance tools in order to avoid or locate underground apparatus.

PPE required:

  • Hard hat
  • High vis
  • Laced up safety boots
  • Gloves
  • Overalls
  • Safety glasses
  • We recommend delegates be clean shaven

Additional Information

This is the only unit that is mandatory for both Operatives and Supervisors when completing a full qualification.

Please inform your trainer if you have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.

Other Information

Canning & Coyle Training Centre, Woodside Works, The Close, Horley, RH6 9EB