OHM's Law
OHM’s Law Back in the 1980’s, my high school physic teacher taught us about OHM’s law. At that time, I had no idea that 40 years later that I would write an article about the importance of OHM’s with respect to locating on underground facilities.
Safe Digging Ground Disturbance Supervisory 201 course updated

Safe Digging - Ground Supervisory 201 course

Today we are pleased to announce that our Safe Digging Course based on the ABCGA 201 supervisory standard has been updated to include the latest regulation changes from the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), formerly known as the National Energy Board (NEB).

All the latest changes to the Canadian Energy Regulator Act have been added to the course so this ensures that the students are getting the latest information regarding legislation and regulations that need to be followed on the job site.

Earth Steps Ground Disturbance

Please take not that currently we are having a special on the Safe Digging program that runs through the end of May

Current Sales Pricing

0-25 units


26-50 units


51-100 units


101-500 units


501+ units


Upcoming Instructor-Led Locator Field Training

Field Training

Currently there seats available for the following upcoming field training dates

  • Grande Prairie, AB - March 17th - 18th, 2020
  • Calgary, AB - March 24th & 25th, 2020
  • Prince Albert, SK - April 7th & 8th, 2020
  • Calgary, AB - April 15th & 16th, 2020
  • Regina, SK - April 27th & 28th, 2020
  • Edmonton, AB - April 30th & May 1st, 2020

Who should attend this field training?

Anyone who is responsible for locating utilities (locators and ground disturbance supervisors) will benefit from the Utility Advanced Line Locator (UALL) field training course. Utility course covers electric power, gas distribution, telecommunications/CATV and water & sewer. (Training can be customized to meet learners/customer requirements).

Competencies and Learning Objectives

Field training competencies are identified in the Underground Facility Locator (UFL) Field Task Competency Manual (endorsed by the Canadian Association of Pipeline and Utility Locating Contractors) and learning objectives are detailed in Locate Management’s Utility Advanced Line Locating (UALL) e-learning course. Locating methods and procedures defined in the UFL Manual and the UALL course are taught and practiced during field training.

Field Instruction

Field training is conducted at various locations facilities throughout North America. The 2-day field training includes all course materials and instruction.

More information about the 3-step program can be found here

Field Training 

UFL Manual Version 3.0 Available

Underground Facility Locator's Field Task Competency Manual

To see a sample of the manual click here.

Locate Management is proud to announce the availability of Version 3.0 of the Underground Facility Locator's Field Task Competency Manual.  This manual specifies Locator training standards and competencies requirements in an effort to increase the accuracy and reliability of locates. By the nature of their role as critical stakeholders in the damage prevention process, Locators can have a significant influence on the success of a ground disturbance. The UFL is responsible for locating underground facilities within urban and rural settings, and for creating and updating maps and records indicating the approximate horizontal alignment of underground facilities. Locators have an obligation to provide sufficient information to anyone undertaking a ground disturbance to allow the ground disturber to complete their work safely and in compliance with the governing regulations.The Manual contains task descriptions developed by experienced Locators with input from industry stakeholders.

Competencies are identified as every day work tasks that make up the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and technology used by Locators in accomplishing their day to day employment.  The Manual developed for UFL’s is endorsed by Canadian Association of Pipeline and Utility Locating Contractors – CAPULC (refer to Section 6.1). The tasks in the Manual were derived from an extensive base of 3200+ competencies outlined in a line locator occupational profile assembled by Locate Management. Section 6.2 provides a cross-reference of Underground Facility Locators (UFL) competency requirements. A Locator’s competencies and skills assessment can Use Section 6.3: UFL Competency Assessment – Observations and Recommendation to document a Locator’s competencies and skills assessment.

Field task competency training, work performance, experience, and successful completion of an industry-specific locating course(s) or program(s) are requirements for Underground Facility Locators.

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To see a sample of the manual click here.

Calgary Field Training Session!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Don't miss out on our Field Training Session taking place in Calgary on January 16th - 17th 2020

We still have seats available

To register call 1-844-568-7246 or visit us here