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Total solutions to the ongoing challenge of underground network damage prevention.





Staking U provides professional and specialist training and consulting services to industry to enable clients meet the ever-increasing challenge in preventing damage to underground services and utility networks.


Through our affiliation with Staking University in Chicago Illinois, Staking U provides trainees with skills, knowledge and best practice for work involving underground assets.   Staking U also provides training that uses the latest in underground asset locating technology.

Staking U will work closely with management, engineering and safety personnel to review and advise on improvements necessary to prevent incidents, injury and damage to vital underground assets.


From review of client procedures, we can assist in the development of permit systems and our consultants can provide the technical expertise necessary to enable field works to progress safely and avoid the potentially crippling costs and delays associated with damage to underground services.


Staking U can also assist in incident investigations and provide advice on technical and procedural aspects of locating which are often inadequately addressed during investigations involving damage to underground services.


Our consultants can attend and inspect sites to identify potential failures relating to inaccurate or inadequate locating activities undertaken, or provide advice based on desktop review of incidents and related records.


If required Staking U, can act as a subject matter expert.



Our trainers are experienced in working with underground utilities.

Our trainers are also DBYD Certified Locators and Accredited Telstra Plant Locators (APL).



Cliff has extensive experience working over many years with various clients including Federal and state government departments, councils, civil construction companies, developers and small businesses.


Work that Cliff has undertaken with clients has involved design and construction of communication networks, utility location and providing advice as a subject matter expert.


Cliff is a dedicated trainer who enjoys imparting his knowledge to others where he is able to draw on his expertise and experience in locating Telstra Optic Fibre, Copper Networks and other utilities.


Simon has extensive experience in working around underground utilities, specialising in high voltage substation and major project works.


Simon's experience also included working with surveyors, engineers and safety specialists to ensure the protection of utilities during construction works.


Simon works closely with clients and provides advice regarding process improvement and review of safety procedures across industry, including involvement with Dial Before You Dig and NULCA.



Staking U training is very hands-on, interesting and most importantly, achieves solid results with regard to the success rate of trainees attending our courses.  As our trainers often work as Locators in the field, this ensures the knowledge and locating techniques provided to our trainees is always up-to-date and relevant.


Our relationship with Staking University in the USA gives us additional resources and enhances our understanding and capability with regard to the latest locating technologies and techniques.


In addition to our standard courses, we can provide customised training to organisations or individuals.


Our success stories cover many years and many clients including:

•         Visionstream

•         CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors)

•         Fulton Hogan

•         Downer

•         BMD

•         SA Water

•         Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

•         TerraVac

•         APA Group

•         QGC

•         Murphy Pipe and Civil

•         Silcar

•         Mackay Regional Council

•         Bundaberg Regional Council

•         Richmond Valley Council

•         Murray Bridge Council

•         Programmed Maintenance/City West Water

•         Logan City Water

•         NBN (Co)

•         Skills Tech (QLD TAFE)

•         Chorus/Visionstream NZ




Our two-day Locator Awareness Course provides insight into all aspects of locating and working around underground services.  Participants will receive training in relevant safety requirements for typical construction or building work, Dial Before You Dig plan-reading, safe excavation practices and a significant practical session on electromagnetic locating.  Our experienced trainers show trainees how locating devices work, how to locate services and ensure that locates are accurate.  Further to this, we cover additional methods used to maximise locating accuracy.


This course delivers the unit of competency RIICCM202D “Identify Locate and Protect Underground Services”

Our 5-day Utility Locator Training Program prepares trainees for effective locating in the field.  Trainees will learn how to use electromagnetic locating devices, locate accurately and solve common problems when locating in congested areas.


The course is very practical and involves significant time in the field.  Trainees will learn to identify and analyse interference, pinpoint services, use traceable rodders and sondes and apply  every feature of their locating device to ensure accurate locates are consistently achieved.


Whilst we can provide locating devices, participants are welcome to bring their own to Staking U training courses.  Our trainers are experienced in the use of most makes and models of locating devices and can help participants get the best results from their device.


Take your team’s locating abilities to the next level with Staking U’s Locator Awareness Course and the 5-day Utility Locator Training Program.


In addition to our standard courses, we can provide customised training to organisations or individuals.


Staking U can deliver training in any capital city or in regional areas where minimum course participant numbers can be arranged.




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