Cable Avoidance and using a CAT
This page details our CAT and Genny course. Alongside an overview of the CAT and Genny training the page gives details regarding the length of the certification. We provide training all across the UK and can train at a venue to suit you! Just get in touch for any additional information.
Who’s the CAT and Genny course for?
The CAT and Genny training course would be beneficial to anybody who’s role requires the safe and correct use of cable avoidance tools. For example, any workers or supervisors that are responsible for locating underground equipment in the building or repair roads and motorways in the UK.
How long does the CAT and Genny training take?
The training takes half a day. You can take the course at one of our centres, alternatively we can organise a venue near you or we can come to your premises!
What are the benefits of being certified?
The main benefit is that it will give you the required knowledge to work more safely. You will learn how to identify and avoid hazards and risks which will keep both you and your colleagues safe. Employers can also be confident of minimising the risk of delays and the consequent financial losses. The training will also comply with the guidance from the HS&E and the HSG47 ‘Avoiding danger from underground services’. The course is also designed to conform with the CDM regulations 2015.
Why Train with FaCT?
We are an organisation that has a lot of experience in training delivery. Consequently, our courses are delivered by professional and expert instructors. We have many years of training experience from our Birmingham and Manchester venues, as well as all areas of the UK. As a result, you can be sure of receiving the best training possible.
Where can I complete the course?
We can provide training at all of our centres and in all areas of the UK. Just get in touch and we’ll let you know when the next course near you is being run. We try to run the courses as often as we can so you can be sure of taking the course on a date that suits you!
How long is the certification valid for?
The certification is valid for 3 years. After this time you will need to retake the course.
What does the course involve?
The course is approximately 3 hours long and covers
- Identification of Underground Service
- Hazard associated with Underground Services
- Safe Systems of Work and Permits
- Use of utility plans
- Site Observations
- The Principles of Cable Acodance Tools
- Operating modes of a CAT
- How to use a CAT
- The use of a Signal Generator (Genny)