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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.

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.

DBYD - Accreditiation 

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

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.

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.

Where we service

LADS services the Gold Coast region, and other areas throughout Queensland including Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay and Northern NSW.

LADS - Locate And Detection Specialists GSSI equipment

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Please contact us with all your surveying questions, and we’ll be happy to help you and provide you with a quote for your next job.


Looking for quality, affordable underground locating services in Queensland & Northern NSW? LADS is the perfect choice - book us for a job today!