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GPR for Utility Mapping (Blue Hat Module 2)

GPR for Utility Applications (Blue Hat Module 2)

Who should attend the GPR for Utility Applications training course?

This industry specific 2-day training programme is aimed at the practitioner operating Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems for locating and mapping of underground services.  It is suitable from entry level to the more experienced surveyor or contractor.

About the GPR for Utility Applications course:

The GPR for Utility Applications course is endorsed by the Energy and Utility Skills Register. Successful candidates can be provided with an EUSR registration virtual photocard.

This course meets all the criteria for a Proqual standalone unit award within the existing Level 4 and 5 QCF Utilities mapping framework.

The course is mapped to PAS128, HSG47, TSA guidelines and CICES competencies.

Course structure

Day 1
Radar Introduction
GPR Theory
How a GPR Works
Basic Principles of GPR
Signal Penetration & Resolution
Limitations & Clutter
B-Scan Workshop

Day 2
GPR Systems on the Market
Mass Array
Survey Guidelines
How to Reference your Survey
On-site Problems
Practical Outside Session
Break for Lunch
Practical Outside Session (Grid’s)
Summary Q&A

Why choose this course?

Gaining certified training in GPR and utility locating will provide employers, organisations and potential customers with the evidence and trust that you are qualified at a very high standard, and that you are committed to quality and improvement, making you stand out from your competition.

Contact us for more information, we offer flexible dates and training locations.

Course Details

  • 2 full day’s course
  • 1 day classroom theory plus 1 full day practical
  • Usually held at CMDC Cranfield University, however can be conducted internationally subject to prior arrangement and numbers, please call for details
  • Student numbers are limited to 8 per course to ensure a ratio of 1 tutor per 4 students
  • GPR equipment is provided, however students are welcome to bring along their own system if they wish to as long as they know how to operate the equipment
  • Register for a ProQual standalone unit award within the existing Level 4 and 5 QCF Utilities mapping framework.

Course Structure

  • What is a Radar
  • What is a GPR
  • History of GPR
  • How a GPR works
  • GPR basic principles and theory
  • What can and can’t be found with a GPR
  • Examples of GPR targets and workshop
  • Applying GPR for utility detection and mapping
  • How to set out a GPR survey
  • Full day practical GPR surveying following the PAS128 and TSA guidelines
  • Written and practical assessments to determine course grades
  • Certificates issued on achieving a successful grade

A very informative, helpful and well presented course

Matt Roberts, Brunel Surveys

A thoroughly enjoyable course, with interesting content and friendly knowledgeable tutors

Richard Waller, Survey Design Services

Overall the course will be highly recommended by myself to others wanting to perfect their skills using GPR

Dave Fisher, MK Surveys

Excellent course, by far the most informative and beneficial I have attended

Simon Smith, UTEC Surveys