Professional Utility Locator Equipment Database Guide.

This is a complete equipment list for professional independent utility locators. The tools listed are the essential products you will need to complete 99% of jobs as a utility locator.

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πŸ“‘ Ground Penetrating Radar


Push-cart Geophysical GPR

Ground Penetrating Radar for geophysical underground investigation has become essential for utility locators. 

These can detect utilities upto 10 meters down. Great for confirmation of utilities and there depths that cannot be found with em locators. 

Also, Good for utility clearance checks.


Handheld Concrete GPR Scanner

Handheld GPR is good for scanning 40cm or 400mm down into concrete. Great for concrete scanning jobs for construction and engineering purposes.

βš™οΈ Kit Accessories


Tool Bag

A good Tool bag can make life easier when carrying tools around different work sites. 


Foldable Trolley

Trolley and Tie Down Elastic Strap, Manual Handling To transport over 15kg, for locator kit and other tools and equipment for easy transportation on worksites.


Non Contact Voltage Pen Tester

Habotest HT100E Intelligent Non-contact Pen Alarm AC voltage detector meter Tester Pen Sensor Tester. Voltage Detector Measures AC Voltage (50 ~ 1000V).


Portable Flashlight

Pocket USB Rechargeable Flash List, Usb chargeable, portable with adjustable focus.


BILGE PUMP

You can bilge flooded pits to lower risks of missing something within that pit, replacing all gaskets (plastic underneath pit lid).


Safety Traffic Cones

Traffic Cone Collapsible, Reflective and Light. 450mm Plastic Base Orange. The Collapsible safety traffic cone are constructed from water-resistant, hard-wearing, long lasting materials, Lightweight and easy to transport by simply folding it down when required for use. Visible from a distance of up to 1000m from all directions Perfect for night time applications to mark hazardous areas 450mm plastic base.


Ground Pegs

Ground pegs (best is copper on steel with rubber handle)-copper peg on steel stake-A large screw driver can also be used as a ground stake. 


Neodymium Magnet

Magnet can be used to connect a ground or conductive wire on a metal post or grate and hard to direct connect areas. 


Extender Leads

Extender leads are handy for grounding wire placement in and can use the induction wire wrap method, like a clamp around un-clampable utilities.


Endoscope Camera

Inspection Pipe Camera Borescope, Good for visual inspection in hard to reach/see places.


Handheld Cable Finder

This can be used for small spaces, indoor/outdoor use to trace wires/cables and to find fault lines.
Seesii MS6818 Wire Tracker Portable Telephone Cable Locator Underground Pipe Detector Professional Cable Toner Finder.


Ultrasonic Diagnosis Leak Detector Transmitter Receiver Gas

Quick and simple location of air, water, dust leaks.

Locate leaks of any gas under pressure or vacuum, electrical arcing, worn bearings and machinery.


Spare Batteries

Spare batteries for locator and other battery operated devices. Lithium Ion has become popular for recharging capabilities.

🦺 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter.


Daily Work Gloves


High Visible Top

High Vis Tops that have light reflector strips are required for most work sites.


Long Work Pants

There are many hazards like plants, branches, snakes and other animals, that long work pants can help protect your legs from injury.


Hardhat (Replaced every 2 years)

 Hardhats are essential to protect your head from any stray materials or accidents. OH&S Regulations require you replace your hardhat every 2 years.


Steel Cap Boots

Steel cap work boots are required for construction sites. You will also need a zip side quick release on the shoes. Other features to look for are all surface grip and durability for walking. Waterproofing can come in useful with early morning dew on grasses and days with rain.  


Safety Glasses

Safety glasses should be worn around pressured utilities, especially sewer and concrete. Sunglasses and Clear indoor pair.


Spare Set of Socks

Spare socks can be used when your feet get unexpectedly wet. Wet feet can cause many problems.



Spare Uniform

Spare Uniform can come in handy after a dirty site or hot days, Keeping dry, clean and comfortable is important for workers to stay professional.


Ear Plugs

Ear plugs are sometimes necessary for loud construction sites, metal shops, factories and warehouses.


Knee Pads


Sunscreen


Shade Brim Hat


Hand Sanitizer


Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves are needed for sewer and other toxic material locates.


Safety Mesh Gloves

Great for opening hazardous pits, to protect against syringes, cuts from sharp objects and edges.


πŸš— Fleet Vehicles

Vehicle types suited best for utility locators, Their are advantages and limitations for both.


Van

Van are great to hold and organize equipment, tools and paint, however it cant go off road.

-Limitations: Cant go off road

-Advantages: Nimbler into urban settings, The main advantages over Utes and trucks, is that they are usually abit cheaper overall, But  also have easy access to tools and can hold abit more storage then Utes.


Ute

Any reliable off road Ute truck, with Secure Tray Canopy. Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLUX, Mazda BT50, Mitsubishi Triton have proven to be reliable.

-Limitations:  Cost, Height restrictions, limited storage space and maneuverability can be a factor.

-Advantages: Goes pretty much anywhere, and are generally more reliable over time.

🚚 Vehicles Accessories 


Orange Car Work Light 

Some construction sites require a emergency warning light to drive your car onto site.


Wheel Bolt Fastener Indicators

Some construction sites require a wheel bolt fastener indicators to drive your car onto site.


12V TO 240V Car Inverter

These add-ons are great for charging batteries from your vehicle. This provides a GPO for all devices.



Car charger for Phone and Tablet (USB)

Heavy use of most phones drains the battery within a work day, plugging in when traveling from site to site can be necessity to keep your devices recharged.


Mobile Phone and Laptop Holders


PSI Tyre Reader


πŸ“ On-Site Markers


Spray Paint Cans

Having the right colors of spray paint is important to indicate various utilities when marking onsite.


AS 5488 Marking Stencil

Prefab plastic light weight marking templates can allow beautiful ground markings. This ensures uniformity and conforms to your country standards for onsite markings.


Plastic, Metal and Wood Pegs

These can be used in paddocks to indicate locations of utilities easier, metal markers can peg flag markers.



Marker Pens

Permanent and Temporary Marker Pens for precise line marks.


Chalk

Good temporary solution for concrete and other surfaces that chalk, crayons or tape cant.


Tape

Good target indicator solution for areas that cannot be marked.


Crayons

Multiple colors of crayons are good for temporary markings for concrete scanning.


πŸ•³οΈ Pit, Hatch, Panel, Utility Accessories

2X GATIC LIFTERS

2X SMALL D-HANDLE LID LIFTER

ALLEN KEYS

CROWBAR

PORTABLE SCREWDRIVER

PORTABLE WRENCH SET 

SAFTEY SIGNS 

STEEL ROLL BAR FOR HEAVY PITS 

OPTUS PIT UNLOCKER 

LUMP HAMMER 

CHISEL

TRAFFIC CONES 

TIGER TAILS 

PIPE CONDUITS FOR TRACE WIREs FEEDER

CLAMP EXTENDER 

PIT GUARDS  (TELSTRA APPROVED)

PLIERS 

VICE 

ACETONE 

GLOVES 

CHEMICAL SPILL KIT 

SHARPS COLLECTOR KIT 

FIRST AID 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER 

2XLIFTER KEY EXTENTABLE LADDER

⛑️ First Aid Kit

Bandaids
Dettol
Handwash
Soap
Tourniquet.
Roller Gauze.
gauze swabs
sterile eye pad
alcohol swabs
triangular bandages
hypoallergenic (skin) tape
crepe bandages of varying widths
combine dressing pads (10cm x 10cm)
non-stick dressing pads (7.5cm x 10cm)

adhesive dressing strips (such as bandaids)
stainless steel scissors (sharp/blunt) 12.5cm
disposable gloves
stainless steel pointed splinter forceps (tweezers)
shock (thermal) blanket
safety pins
notepad and permanent marker
sterile saline tubes/sachets
disposable resuscitation face shield
antiseptic skin swabs
stop itch cream
first aid booklet

πŸ’» Computer Hardware

Mobile Smart Phone (IOS/ANDROID)

Mobile smart phones are essential for GPS maps, Business Software and many other applications.

Tablet Computer (ANDROID)

Tablets are great for there large screen for map reading, portability and faster sue to the compute power.


Laptop (Windows/Mac)

Laptops are essential for some websites that only work with desktops or laptops. Also needed for drafting and information systems development.

πŸ—ΊοΈMapping Hardware


Measuring Tape

Having two measuring tapes are still essential items in a digital mapping toolbox.  Using one for only waste and toxic material jobs.


Distance Measurement Tool

Pit and pipe measurement, offsets calculations over larger distances to physical fixed features. Remember to always carry a tape measure.


Real-time kinematic positioning (RTK)

RTK positional accuracy to within 2 cm, when used with an RTK enabled GNSS receiver.


Total Station Theodolite

Total Station Theodolite

-Survey Grade Accuracy

A typical total station can measure distances up to 1,500 meters (4,900 ft) with an accuracy of about 1.5 millimeters (0.059 in) Β± 2 parts per million.


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