Cable avoidance tool (Cat and Genny)

Duration: up to 1 day


With a mix of practical and theory-based exercises, videos, and tutorials, delegates will cover manufacturer and general knowledge and awareness of utility services and participate in practical activities to learn best practices and operating methods to detect cables for excavation preparation. On this course, you will learn how to correctly operate the Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) and the Signal Generator (Genny).

The knowledge gained will help you to avoid danger from underground services in line with HSG47

Who should attend?

This Safe Use of Cable Avoidance (Cat & Genny) Location Equipment certification is for Operatives and Supervisors needing to locate underground apparatus for work on the roadways, highways and other sites.

What you will learn

➢ Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular equipment to be used and be familiar with other sources of information and relevant legislation

➢ Be able to locate and identify the controls of the equipment and explain their functions

➢ Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements

➢ Configure the equipment for use

➢ Define underground services

➢ Know how to identify the different types of underground services

➢ Identify risks that underground services can present and how people may be affected by them

➢ Causes of accidents from underground services

➢ Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

➢ Carry out detection tasks

➢ Identify the risks of excavating near to underground services, and the safe digging practices that should be adopted

➢ Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

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Trainer profile

Our trainers and testers have a wealth of industry experience to meet any specific needs of our clients, all trainers have the accreditation needed to meet the requirement of delegates across the Plant and equipment training categories.

Delivery method

Training and testing can be carried out on your site or ours. Our delivery will be a mix of theory and practical exercises to suit the course criteria set and delegates needs.

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