Cable Detection & Avoidance

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Cat & Genny Training


1 Day

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.

Cable Detection & Avoidance

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