Webinars

Online webinars related to utility locating, safety and damage prevention

Excavation Safety University webinars allow your organization to receive training without transportation costs.

Webinars examples include:

  • The Pivotal Role of Engineers in Utility Damage Prevention
  • How an Expert Witness Digs into Utility Damages
  • Utility Locating Webinar Series
  • RFIDs and Damage Prevention

Troubleshooting Difficult Locates
When: Friday, October 20, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific
Duration: 90 Minutes
Presenter: Bob Nighswonger
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Underground infrastructure training material

When: Friday, October 20, 2017

Start Time:11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific

Duration: 90 Minutes

Presenter:Bob Nighswonger

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:

Troubleshooting a problem locate begins with recognizing the issue and then apply reasoning to determine probable cause and corrective actions. During this two hour webinar we will review several problem locates and breaks them down using simple reasoning to determine what the probable causes are and the corrective actions to correct or overcome the problem.

This course is designed for any field technician who is responsible for locating underground lines for any reason

Key elements covered during this course:
•Recognizing the difference between accurate readings and false readings
•Applying deductive and inductive reasoning to determine the probable causes starting with the most likely cause
•Review common problems, possible causes and corrective action. PDF troubleshooting chart will be provided
•Open discussion on locating issues and your specific problem locates.

Bob Nighswonger is the Founder of Utility Training Academy. He has over 30 years of work experience and has trained and certified more than 14,000 technicians in utility locating.

Price: $175 More info and register online
Leadership For Locators: Reducing Turnover and Maximizing Performance
When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific
Duration: 90 Minutes
Presenter: Christopher Koch
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Underground infrastructure training material

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Start Time:11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific

Duration: 90 Minutes

Presenter: Christopher Koch

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:

How much money are you losing to turnover among locating technicians? Your supervisors may have been great techs, but are they prepared for the challenges of leading a team? This 90 minute session will provide low to no cost strategies frontline leaders can use to increase retention, cohesiveness, and quality among field staff, while helping your supervisors and managers recognize the impact that their leadership has on the health of the organization.

Target participants are new or inexperienced supervisors and managers, or senior techs ready to take on greater responsibility in the organization.

Christopher Koch is President and Lead Instructor at The Locator School and is past President of NULCA and helped develop the Professional Competence Standard for locate technicians. With more than a decade's experience in locator training Koch has been responsible for the training of thousands of technicians in 22 states, Canada and Australia.Koch holds a bachelors degree with honors from St. Cloud State University and is A regular contributor to Damage Prevention Professional Magazine.

Price: $175 More info and register online
Damage Prevention Inspection for Pipeline Locators
When: Friday, November 17, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific
Duration: 90 Minutes
Presenter: Bob Nighswonger
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Underground infrastructure training material

When: Friday, November 17, 2017

Start Time:11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific

Duration: 90 Minutes

Presenter:Bob Nighswonger

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:

This webinar provides an in-depth look into the fundamentals of pipeline locating and ROW encroachment inspection. We will review several different types of locating technologies, the steps to line locating and working with excavators digging on or near the right of way, pipe coating inspection and problem pipeline locates.

Key elements

• ROW Encroachment Guidelines
• Working with Excavation Crew
• Job Planning
• Matting Requirements
• Coating Inspection

Bob Nighswonger is the Founder of Utility Training Academy. He has over 30 years of work experience and has trained and certified more than 14,000 technicians in utility locating.

Price: $175 More info and register online