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Training Courses

Tool Operators Training

CAT and Genny (Locators and Transmitters)

Avoiding Dangers from Underground Services
CAT & Genny Operator Training


600 people are injured every year due to underground cables being damaged during excavation work on thehighway. 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:

Pre Course Test Paper
Responsibility under HSWA 1974 and HSG47 (the avoidance of underground services)
The dangers from underground services
Safe Systems of Work
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
Battery tests
Written Test Paper
Practical sessions
Course Appraisals / Close


This is a Half Day Course

This is a classroom based course followed by practical sessions outdoors.
Delegates should bring cold / wet weather gear, in additional to standard company issued PPE.

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