Location of Underground Services and CAT – Online
Who’s the CAT and Genny course for?
This “Location of Underground Services and CAT & Genny training course is for anybody who’s role involves excavation work and 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 construction or road building industry, as well as anyone who needs to carry out or oversee any type of excavation work.
The training is based on the gCAT4+ but covers most types of Cable Avoidance Equipment and associated Signal Generators (Genny)
(please call the office for more specific information on this 0121 4764731)
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 as well as delivering it online directly into your business or home!
What are the benefits of being trained and certifcated by FaCT?
The main benefit is that you will learn and develop your knowledge and skill on how to locate underground services correctly. You will learn how to identify and avoid hazards from a wide range of underground services, 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 Redditch training 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?
LIVE ONLINE LEARNING
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to meet social distancing requirements FaCT is now able to offer this course via our LIVE ONLINE LEARNING platform. You can access the course via the internet at home or office, using a computer, laptop, tablet or even a smartphone. All you need is an internet connection and a quiet place to sit.
Our experienced trainer will deliver the course, with the support of presentations, images and videos. He will answer questions and explain the details of the topic. At the end of the course, you will be sent a short multiple-choice question paper, which you submit online. Within minutes you will receive your results. For those who successfully pass the course, you will receive your certificate of achievement within 24 hours.
We can provide this training at our training centre in the Midlands as well as coming to your site, to deliver a course specifically for your employees.
Just get in touch and we can discuss the best option for you.
How long is the certification valid for?
Candidates who successfully complete the course and pass the assessment will gain a FaCT Certificate of Achievement, which is valid for 3 years.
What does the course involve?
We often get questions as to what the programme includes. Therefore, below is an outline of the CAT and Genny course content.
- Safe systems of work when carrying out excavation work
- Understanding the risk and implications of damaging underground services
- H & S legislation relating to excavations and underground services
- How to identify different types of service
- Permits to dig
- Utility service plans
- Site observations
- Understanding the principles of a Cabel Avoidance Tool (CAT) and Genny
- Operational modes of a CAT & Genny
- How to use the CAT & Genny
- Site scanning practices and methods
- Implications and actions of damaging a service