EML - ElectroMagnetic Location

Select Surveys have been carrying out electromagnetic detection of buried utilities for 20 years and as a result have unparalleled experience and skill in this field.

Our surveyors all complete our in-house training scheme which includes marking in front of excavation gangs. This proves the accuracy of our work and is a method that we have been using for many years. Select Surveys’ intensive training process is based around this method and until the development of the trainee, which can take up to 18 months of full time training, is complete and they have demonstrated full competency and approved by our management team, they will not be surveying your site!

This methodology coupled with our continuous performance reviews and training programs is the reason Select Surveys are the country’s leading utility detection company and are renowned for completing work to the highest industry standards.

The applications of such surveys include marking out for excavation gangs, directional drill feasibility works, route proving and feasibility works for the installation of utilities, demolition and building works.

  • Non intrusive
  • Depth and positioning of cables
  • Utility location for route proving purposes
  • Site mark out prior to construction
  • Electronic trial holes
  • Fault detection
  • Blockage/damage detection


We take pride in giving exceptional service. No matter how big the project or how small the request, we strive for excellence in our response.

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