You can trust that LADs locators are knowledgeable and proficient in the field.

DBYD - Accreditation

All Locate And Detection Specialists (LADS) technicians are Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) certified. With this nationally recognised DBYD certification, you can be confident in the technician’s ability to complete a thorough utility investigation. To gain this certification technicians must pass a comprehensive theory and practical assessment with industry selected professionals.


With the theory assessment, you need to show a broad knowledge of the safety procedures as well as the industries standards. Technicians will also have to show an understanding of the requirements of the utility owners. For example, rules and regulations as well as duty of care.


During the practical assessment, the technician is to demonstrate correct locating procedures required to conduct a utility survey. The assessment is overseen by a DBYD assessor who then either passes or fails the practical.

The latest technology at our fingertips

LADS uses the latest technology on the market, such as state-of-the-art ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems, which allows us to investigate to impressive depths under the ground accurately.


The Areas we service

Based in Queensland, we service the Gold Coast region, as well as Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast, northern NSW and Byron Bay.

Wherever you’re based, speak to us, and we’re sure we can deliver!