Technics training – Luke Kilbey, Level 3 Certificate

Training and continual technical improvement is an important part of life at Technics. Our team regularly undertakes externally regulated courses to help them progress through the surveying qualifications needed to help them excel in their roles, and we support their ambitions with access to a wide range of courses.

Most recently, assistant surveyor Luke Kilbey in our Guildford office took a further step forward, successfully completing the Level 3 Certificate in Utility Mapping and Surveying. It is an essential requirement for all our surveyors and means he can now work on site competently and to the minimum standard we require of our team.

The course objectives were to understand buried utility networks and connectivity, understand PAS218 survey types and quality levels, learn how to visually survey a site (locating without a locator), understand utility drawings, understand basic electrical theory, understand electromagnetic (EM) theory, understand the onsite operation and limitations of EM locators, understand ground-penetrating radar (GPR) theory as well as the onsite operation and limitations of GPR.

Over five days his time was split between theory and practical work, covering these topics as well as PAS128 methodology, and health and safety legislation (HSG47). At the end of the course he had to undertake – and pass – a site survey assessment and examination.

“I would recommend this course to all aspiring assistant utility surveyors,” Luke said afterwards. “It met all the objectives I needed, and it was relevant and enjoyable. I learnt a wide range of new things quickly and improved my practical knowledge of using radio-detection equipment especially, which will be a great advantage to my skills following my imminent promotion to junior surveyor.”

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