PIA (telecoms)

Smart Awards - Overhead & Undergound Safety

The UK Government has committed to providing fibre broadband to every household in the UK, which is of course fantastic news for the telecoms industry.

The Smart Awards SA001& SA002 course has been introduced to prepare even more technicians to manage this huge undertaking by the Government.  It is a requirement of Openreach that all operatives hold the appropriate certification before working on various elements of their network.

These awards focus on safety and safe working practices.

SA001 – Overhead Safety

This 3-day course includes both theory & practical elements and covers:

  •  Ladder Safety
  •  Pole Identication, Checking &Climbing
  •  Joint User Poles
  •  Correct Use of Safety Equipement

 

 

The course is held at:

  • North West Training Centre (Accrington)

SA002 – Underground Safety

This 3-day course includes both theory & practical elements and covers:

  •  Gas Testing & Identfication Using GDU
  •  Gas Safety Awareness
  •  Lifting Manhole & Joint Box Covers
  •  Correct Use of Safety Equipement
  • Awareness & Avoidance of Muscilo Skeletal Injuries

 

The course is held at:

  • North West Training Centre (Accrington)
  • South West Training Centre (Bristol)*
  • South East Training Centre*
  • North East Training Centre*

*denotes opening early in 2021

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