N304 Cable Avoidance Tools

N304 Cable Avoidance Tools

N304 Cable Avoidance Tools

Who Attends
This course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements needed to use equipment designed to locate underground services..

Entry Requirements
Learners applying for the NPORS CSCS Card, or those requiring the ‘HS&E TESTED Logo’ displayed on their card must have passed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years.

The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is one of the UK’s leading Accreditation and Registration Bodies, working across the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing and Distribution, Agricultural, Ports and Marine sectors. NPORS maintains both national and international standards by working with industry and Accredited Training Providers.

The NPORS Assessment includes a Theory Evaluation made up of open and multiple choice questions and a NPORS Practical Assessment.

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years.

This course is available as a Novice Course, Experienced Worker Course (Experienced Worker Tests are not an option for this category) and a Refresher Course (to renew a Traditional NPORS Operator Card), Each course requires 1 day of training.

Course Length
1 day


    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the industry and their roles and responsibilities
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant regulations, standards and legislation
    • Identify services on plans for water, gas, electricity and telecommunications
    • Survey a site for visual indications of services being present
    • Point out on the ground where services are, in relation to the plans
    • Identify damage to samples of different types of underground apparatus
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the risks and implications of damaged underground apparatus
    • Conduct all pre-operation checks
    • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
    • Correctly use the equipment to scan an area for underground apparatus and record the findings
    • Mark the site clearly to show the location of underground apparatus
    • Correctly clean equipment, remove the battery pack and stow away.


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