A new era in utility location, protection and safety

Organiser: Jon guest
Location: MacDonald Kilhey Court, Standish, Wigan. WN1 2XN
Phone: 01257 425 742

This event, which will feature both internal and external presentations, aims to deliver the latest knowledge on utility location and protection systems coupled with the imminent developments in utility professional training, qualifications and safety.

The session will feature the following:

Building Europe's Centre of Excellence: A European 'First' – Learn about the building and development of Europe's first utility location and protection training centre in partnership with Mapping The Underworld.

Setting New Industry Standards: Keep abreast of new training and survey standards throughout the industry for utility mapping safety and qualifications, both across the UK and internationally.

Launching New Safety Innovations: Discover exciting cutting edge safety and protection technologies brand new to the market and launching at these events for both utilities and operatives.

Who Should Attend?

This session is ideal for Utilities and operatives, but is open to anybody interested in furthering their knowledge of this subject.


09:00 Registration with refreshments

10:00 Welcome & introduction

10:15 Mapping the Underworld and the Centre of Excellence, Prof. Chris Rogers

10:35 Facilitating Data Exchange, Jo Parker

11:00 Break

11:30 Setting Survey Standards in the UK, Kevin Cottam, Kier Group

11:50 Survey Standards Worldwide, James Lewis, Cardno TBE UK & Dr. Nicole Metje, MTU

12:10 MTU Centre of Excellence, Jon Guest, J.K.Guest Group

12.30 Training Courses, Andy Ball, Daniel Contractors

12:50 Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

13:50 Utility Protection, Darren Ramsey, Murphy Group

14:10 Personnel Protection, Mick Ogden, GCA

14:30 Utility Mapping Association (UMA), Jo Parker & Dr. Nicole Metje, MTU

15:00 Concluding Remarks and Q&A

15:30 Presentations close & Outdoor Exhibition open until 16:30


To reserve your place at this event, click here

Please note that as places are limited, they will be issued on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, or for more information on the event please contact Jon Guest on 01257 425 742 or email