CPGA June Operators Meeting and Locator Training

June 22-23, 2022

Greenville Utilities Commission Operators Center • Greenville, NC

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The CPGA June Operators Meeting and Locator Training will take place June 22-23 in Greenville, NC. The schedule is below. Please note: registration is capped at 25. 

The training will take place at 3355 NC 43 N, Greenville NC 27834-6134.  The visitor parking is the first lot on the left (just before the stop bars) when you pull into the new operations center.

June 22

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:  Locator Training (Classroom and hands-on) 

June 23

  • 8:00 - 9:30 am: Locator Training (Classroom) Remainder of morning (Hands-on) trainees can join the rest of the group for lunch. Locator Training will resume after lunch and all questions/concerns will be addressed.
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm:  Operators Meeting
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch

Locator Training Agenda
*Safety Vests are required
**Training participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own locating equipment to the training

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Purpose of Locating
  • Types of Equipment (Attendees are encouraged to bring their own locating equipment)
  • Equipment Maintenance: Basic Care
  • Locating Principles (Some will be in roundtable format for discussion)
  • Theory
  • Best Practices in Verifying Locates
    • Conductive vs. Inductive
    • Tolerance Zones
    • Ticket Management Systems
    • Damage Reporting/Damage Investigation (Hit Kit)
    • Communicating with Construction Contractors/Excavators
    • Abnormal Operating Conditions
    • Safety Issues
    • Training/Certifications
    • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Field Demonstration
    • Various Different Locates

Click here to register.

Suggested Hotels

Below is a list of suggested hotels in Greenville, NC. 

Courtyard by Marriott Greenville (Closest to Operations Center)
2225 Stantonsburg Rd. Greenville, NC 27834

Hilton Greenville
207 Greenville Blvd. SW Greenville, NC 27834

Hampton Inn
305 Greenville Blvd. SW Greenville, NC 27834

Holiday Inn Greenville
203 Greenville Blvd. SE Greenville, NC 27834