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The first responsibility of any excavation or horizontal drilling crew is to locate and mark the location of existing buried pipes, wires, etc. Failure to do so can be costly in terms of damage and fines . . . not to mention detrimental to hundreds, if not thousands, of people. Failure to accurately locate gas lines and high-voltage power lines can also be harmful or fatal to crewmembers.

That's why the Kansas Institute of Underground Technology has devoted an entire course to the subject of Locator Equipment training. This Level 1 course is designed to provide the participant with useful knowledge and the necessary skill development for operating a Ditch Witch 950R/T receiver and transmitter system according to the standards included in the manufacturer's Operator's Manual and the Best Practices Guide developed by the Common Ground Alliance.

Course Objectives Title

The overall purpose for this course is to provide the participant the skills and knowledge to accurately locate and identify underground utilities and obstructions.

Course Description Title

This course is designed to equip participants with knowledge and skill development for basic operation of advanced pipe and cable locating equipment.

  • Review of Measurable Learning Objectives
  • Safety
  • Location Theory
  • Location Techniques
  • Field Operation

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Key Learning Objectives Title

Participant will...

  • Demonstrate the ability to properly connect the transmitter to target line.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate and take a depth estimate of a target line.
  • Demonstrate the ability to change transmitting frequencies of the transmitter and match it with the 950 Receiver.
  • Explain basic Locating Theory.

Course Materials

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