Remote Instructor Led CAT & Genny Operator Training

Avoiding Dangers from Underground Services

This is a Half Day Instructor led remote training course via Microsoft Teams. The course can be taken using your PC, Laptop, Mobile Device, iPad or similar, from the comfort of your home / workplace.  Certification is issued on successful completion of the course. 


600 people are injured every year due to underground cables being damaged during excavation work on the highway. There are also many people injured through damaging water and gas pipes.
Our course is designed to make delegates aware of the dangers involved in excavating on public highways and private land and train them to detect and avoid most buried apparatus.
Everyone connected with excavation will benefit from this course including designers and planners, safety personnel, site management and all operational staff, including machine operators.

Course Syllabus:

  • Responsibilities under HSWA 1974, PUWER 1998 and HSG47 (the avoidance of underground services)
  • The dangers from underground services
  • Safe Systems of Work and Permits to Dig
  • Obtaining and understanding utilities drawings
  • Observation of surface features – manholes, lamp standards etc
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Power and Radio signals
  • Pot Ended cables
  • Plastic pipes / Fibre Optic cables
  • Genny Induction techniques / Two person sweeps
  • Distortion of signal / Searching over areas of rebar
  • Using Sondes or Mice
  • Battery tests
  • Practical use DVD
  • Online Test Paper
  • Online Course Appraisals 
  • Final Q&A Session / Close 

This is a Half Day remote training course via Teams, with assessments. The course can be taken using your PC / Laptop or Mobile Device / iPad (or similar) from the comfort of your home / workplace. 

What our students have to say

Great course. Graham, the instructor was very informative and the course had all then relevant content and information.

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Thom Edward

August 2019

Very good company to get specialised training. Good instructor, good classroom and study paperwork’s.

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Rafael De Nadai

August 2019

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