Cat & Genny Training

Course Information

Location and Avoidance of Underground Services or Cable avoidance training (Catand Genny training) will teach you how to avoid underground cables and pipes whilst excavating roads and pavements.

A high proportion of hands on demonstrations and practical exercises, supplemented with classroom based tutorials. A comprehensive training hand out pack will be included. Assessment will be by written test paper and observations during the course.

Delegates should provide their own personal protective equipment, including, hi-vis jacket, gloves, protective footwear, safety glasses and hard hat.

On completion of the course, delegates will be issued with a certificate of attendance that is valid for five years.


  • Reasons for using locators –both safety and financial
  • Theory –covering both the benefits of the system and the limitations of this cat and genny technology.
  • Practical work –hands on locating using receiver, transmitter and accessories.
  • Feedback, questions / answers, application and techniques, general care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Simple ways to locate street lighting cables.
  • Location of bends.
  • Location of junctions.
  • Identification of utilities.
  • Service Connections.
  • Locating through concrete reinforcing.
  • Need a dedicated course?

    If you need a dedicated course, whether at one of our venues or at your own site with our mobile unit, please get in touch for a dedicated price.

    Call 01480 220611 to book or enquire.

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