Cable Avoidance - CAT and Genny Training

£109 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 0.5 days

Trainer: SM193O

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This course is designed to provide training in using locating equipment safely and in line with all relevant health and safety legislation. When carrying out any excavation work for utility or other purposes, it is important to ensure that all cables, water and gas pipes are effectively located and avoided. This course enables the delegates to gain a thorough understanding in the safe use of cable avoidance tools to enable them to locate cables and pipes safely.


After successful training:

Employees will know: How specific models of cat & genny operate

Employees will be able to do: Locate metallic underground services

Course Content:

- Relevant sections of HSG47
- Component parts of a Cat
- What can be detected with the modes available
- Reviewing site plans
- Passive searching – practical use
- Component parts of the Genny
- Detecting services with different Genny modes
- Matching Cat & Genny frequencies
- Active searching – practical use
- Establishing depth, if the function is available
- Why use locators
- Benefits and limits of the CAT and Genny system.


Facilities: Room that is conducive to learning – with tables, white board

Materials: None required


- 1 Cat per pair
- 1 Genny per 4
- Consider different models to broaden the training to a range of equipment

Critical factors:

For success:

- Delegates briefed on the purpose of training beforehand
- Ensuring that all the requirements are readily available

Common vulnerabilities to avoid: Insufficient equipment & flat batteries


Practical assessment & a question paper

Recognition: Card or a certificate from the company.


Course Length:
4 hours for basic cats

Minimum & Maximum Delegate Numbers:
2 min, 8 max.

Telephone Hotline 01933 233884

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Location Region Start Date Days Price ex. VAT    
Coalville East Anglia, Midlands Mon 1 Jul 24

Half day duration, date as indicated.

Coalville East Anglia, Midlands Tue 30 Jul 24

Half day duration, date as indicated.

Coalville East Anglia, Midlands Mon 11 Nov 24

Half day duration, date as indicated.

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