Who is the SA011 Smart Awards for?
The SA0011 - Locate and Clear Blockages Smart Awards accreditation is aimed at those working in the telecommunications industry on the utilities infrastructure.
What will you learn?
On successful completion of this 1 day course, delegates will be able to demonstrate the use of safe methods for locating and clearing blockages in the telecoms utility pipe networks when working on the utilities infrastructure. The purpose of this accreditation is to equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to locate and clear pipe blockage including how to excavate and reinstate surfaces on utility network plant.
SA011 - Locate and Clear Blockages Course Learning Outcomes
- Know the processes, regulations and legislations associated with working safely in locate and clear blockages in utilities
- Know the procedures, tools, equipment, and materials for excavation for locate and clear blockages in utilities, including excavation and reinstate surfaces on utility network plant
- Be able to carry out locate pipe blockage including excavation surfaces on utility network plant
- Be able to carry out clear and repair pipe blockage including reinstating surfaces on utility network plant
Please be aware the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires at least one person on site to hold a Street Works card to work on the highway.
This Smart Awards accreditation is based on a pre-requisite that any work on the highway requires appropriate Street Works accreditation to be held by an individual working on site, and that this individual is qualified to check that the planned provision of footways, traffic lanes and safety zones determined by the site survey meets with the requirements of the site location and approved procedures and practices required by the NRSWA 1991.
Some companies’ policies may vary where more than one person on site is required to hold a valid Street Works card.
This accreditation does not qualify an individual to enter a confined space. Those individuals who need to enter confined spaces MUST hold appropriate accreditation / accreditation to enter confined spaces. Any references made in this material to confined spaces are for information only and to make learners aware of the risks and presence of gases that may also be present in confined spaces.