Identify, locate and protect underground services

How to Identify, locate & protect underground service by the use of the 4 P’s & use of the Dial Before Your Dig (DBYD) service.

Course includes

  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Hazard identification and controls
  • Isolation and site requirements
  • Select, check and use tools and equipment
  • Identifying types of location devices
  • Obtaining details of service and utility locations
  • Contacting service owners
  • Searching for services or utilities
  • Moving, protecting and supporting services
  • The 4 P’s of excavation (plan, pothole, protect, proceed)
  • Clearing the work area
  • Checking, storing and maintaining equipment
  • Reporting and record keeping

Course duration

2 days

Note: This course is delivered by a third party training provider.

Suitable for

People who are required to undertake or observe basic excavation tasks, eg. hand digging, safety observation, etc.



What to wear

  • PPE Level 1
  • Hat/Sun protections
  • Wet weather gear – weather dependent

See the Western Power PPE Procedure for more information about the requirements


Written and practical assessment


You will receive:

  • A Statement of Attainment upon successful completion of the individual unit of competency
  • DBYD certification
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Identify, locate and protect underground services (RIICCM202D)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.