The Staking University Locator Certification Curriculum
is a video-based learning system providing training for underground utility locating equipment operators and other utility professionals — with a focus on damage prevention. These videos cover electromagnetic locating and the fundamentals of utility systems, teaching basic to advanced concepts suitable for the beginning to more advanced operator in multiple segments of the utility industry.
Training Categories Now Available: Locating Instruments
The Locating Instruments category covers a wide range of introductory to more advanced concepts on instrument use best practices, the science behind locating and various utility characteristics that can affect a locate. Just a sampling of the extensive topics covered include: the receiver, the transmitter, peak and null, signal, current, shape and endpoint, conductive and inductive locating, bleed-off and gain, creating the circuit, digital depth, near myths, maps and visual clues.
Other major categories to be covered in the future will include: basic utility knowledge, basic utility map reading, tickets and maps, and visual observation.