Cable Avoidance - CAT and Genny Training for Managers

£130 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 1 day

Trainer: SS341E

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The Managing, Planning and Permit course for Underground Cable Avoidance has been designed to give all tiers of management a more advanced understanding and awareness of Cable Avoidance planning, the equipment and its capabilities, and the processes required to implement a safe system of work. A first for the industry; learners will also be taught about data acquisition and logging. This will give supervisors/managers the ability to analyse completed surveys, explored locations, modes and usage behaviours of employees creating real time monitoring on site at all stages of the survey.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has a functional responsibility for controlling and managing underground service risks and identification.

Course Aims & Content

Learners will develop their knowledge and skills, to include:
- Overview of statistical data and legislation
- Dangers & hazards associated with underground service detection
- Requirements under HSG 47
- Risk assessment, Safe System of Works and PPE
- Planning, utility maps and markings using real times mapping
- Cable Avoidance Tool model overviews, capabilities and inspection 
- Cable Avoidance Tool practical familiarisation and identification of underground services
- Data acquisition and logging with analysis techniques, including CAT manager & GPRS interface 
- Safe digging practices 
- Permit to dig and its requirements
- Role of the Underground Service Coordinator (USC) or Supervisor (USS)


Learners will sit theoretical and practical tests with multiple scenarios.


Upon successful completion of training, learners will receive an Essential Site Skills certificate which is valid for 3 years, along with an Underground Service Coordinator ID card. Learners will also receive a USB pre-loaded with various documents that are used throughout the course.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course.
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.
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