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CAT and Genny (Cable Avoidance) Training Course

Birmingham / Central Region | Wed 5th Jun 2024 | Date Confirmed
  • Open / Public Training Course Event
  • Birmingham Venue
  • £139 Per Person
  • 10 Places Available
  • Until 12:00 on Wed 5th Jun 2024
  • Course Guaranteed To Take Place

  • Rated 4.7 / 5 By Our Clients

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Course Ready To Book

Good news, this Cable Avoiding Tool & Genny course which is due to take place in Birmingham on the 5th Jun has already achieved the minimum delegate numbers required in order for it to definitely take place and can therefore be Booked & Paid for Online.

This course also benefits from our lowest price guarantee. Confirmed bookings will receive instant confirmation, receipt of payment, a paid invoice and full joining instructions by return. Every course booked is protected by our Customer Service Charter. In order to book or to receive a quote for this training please start by completing the enquiry form.

Course Information

The cable avoiding tool and signal generator (genny) are commonly used to locate underground cables and pipes on site, but they are often used by untrained staff. This could result in errors being made, and the posibility of accidents occurring. This course will enable candidates to understand fully the correct operation and functions of this equipment....

Who Should Attend?

Cable Avoidance and Service Location CAT & Genny training is designed for any person working on the roads, setting out before a build, surveying and any other person excavating an area where pipes or cables may be hidden underground.

Joining Instructions

The course will be conducted in English, and any training materials supplied will be in English. Delegates must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. If any delegates have any language or learning difficulties, please advise us as soon as possible., , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Delegates should arrive at the training centre at least 15 minutes before the course is due to start. Delegates arriving late may not be allowed onto the course, and course places will be chargeable in full. A full charge will also be made for delegates who fail to turn up. , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , There is a practical element to this course, and delegates must bring safety footwear. They will also need safety helmets and hi visibility jackets. If delegates would prefer to wear their own helmets and jackets they should also bring these, otherwise these items will be available to borrow.

Course Agenda

The course begins with an introduction to the principles of cable avoidance, including the use of electromagnetic fields to detect underground services. Trainees will also learn about the different modes and settings of the CAT and Genny and how to interpret the signals to accurately locate utilities. This section also covers best practices for using the equipment and troubleshooting common issues. ##$$##Next, trainees will have the opportunity to practice using the CAT and Genny in a simulated environment, allowing them to gain hands-on experience and improve their skills. This practical session will cover techniques for locating different types of utilities, such as live and dead cables, and how to distinguish between them. Trainees will also learn how to use additional equipment, such as sondes and signal clamps, to enhance their utility detection capabilities. ##$$##The course also includes a section on risk assessment and hazard identification, highlighting the potential dangers of working with underground utilities and how to mitigate these risks. Trainees will learn about the different types of hazards, including electrical, gas, and water, and how to safely approach and work around them. They will also be taught how to properly mark out utility lines using industry-standard techniques and equipment. ##$$##The final part of the course is a review and assessment of the material covered. Trainees will have the opportunity to ask any final questions and clarify any doubts before taking the assessment. The assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of the course and will be conducted under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Upon successful completion, trainees will receive a certificate of competence, proving their proficiency in using the CAT and Genny and their understanding of safe utility detection practices. ##$$##.

Training Venue

There are a limited number of free parking spaces for delegates outside our training centre, these are allocated on a first come first serve basis. There is also free parking available away from our centre.. Hot & Cold Drinks provided

Training venue location and streetview links can be found here.


Upon successful completion and passing of the CAT and Genny Cable Avoidance Tool training course, candidates will receive a Certificate of Competence. This certificate serves as a testament to their proficiency in using CAT and Genny tools, and their understanding of safe digging practices and underground service avoidance. ##$$##This certification is recognised across various industries in the UK, particularly in construction and utilities. Please note that while the training is comprehensive and designed to meet industry standards, it may not be directly accredited by a specific governing body. ##$$##The value of the certification lies in its acceptance by employers and industry professionals who acknowledge the skills and knowledge it represents. Therefore, successful candidates can be confident that they have the necessary qualifications to safely and effectively operate CAT and Genny tools, making them valuable assets to any company in need of such services. ##$$##.

More Information

At Xyz Training Group, we understand the importance of safety and efficiency in any construction or excavation project. Thats why we offer the best CAT and Genny Cable Avoidance training course in the Street Works family. Our comprehensive course covers everything from the basics to advanced techniques, ensuring that candidates are well-equipped to handle any situation. ##$$##Enrolling in our CAT and Genny training course means investing in the safety and success of your team. Our experienced trainers have a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the industry, and they are dedicated to providing top-notch training to our clients. With over 50 centres across the UK, we make it convenient for candidates to attend our open courses. Alternatively, we can also arrange a dedicated course for your team at your preferred location. ##$$##At Xyz Training Group, we are committed to providing our clients with the best value for their money. Thats why we offer our unique Lowest Price Guarantee. We promise to match or beat any competitors price for the same course, ensuring that you get the best training at the most competitive price. With us, you can be confident that you are getting the best training at the best price. ##$$##Dont compromise on safety and efficiency in your construction or excavation projects. Enrol your team in our CAT and Genny training course today and experience the Xyz Training Group difference. With our expert trainers, convenient locations, and unbeatable prices, we are the top choice for all your training needs. Contact us now to book your course and take the first step towards a safer and more successful project.

Group Bookings

If you have an enquiry or a need to train 4 or more persons, then why not ask us to deliver you a private Cable Avoiding Tool & Genny course either on your premises or at one of our nearby training centres on any date that's convenient to you?

The price per person is always comparible if not better than joining one of our open course events and you will benefit from the added convenience of not only selecting the date and venue, but we'll also tailor certain elements of the training to your specific application..

In addition to that, if your delegate numbers are low and you don't have an urgent need to have the training in the next few weeks, then talk to us about setting up an open event near to you on a date of your choosing. The course will definitely go ahead as scheduled and you won't need to travel. Minimum 2 delegates.

Whatever your general requirement, make an enquiry here.


Real Customer Reviews

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John C – Tue 13th Feb 2024:

Breath of fresh air....!

Mark M – Wed 7th Feb 2024:

Training session conducted on our site was delivered really clearly. Great content and modules. Having Claudia Mustata on hand was really helpful.

Scott S – Sat 3rd Feb 2024:

Tutor was funny, entertaining. Claudia Mustata was very communicative....!

David G – Thu 1st Feb 2024:

Training event held at our premises recently was very good.

Christine G – Tue 30th Jan 2024:

Cant get ticket from my company

David H – Wed 24th Jan 2024:

Emilie Horsboel is excellent....!

Keith M – Tue 23rd Jan 2024:

Teaching on the training event conducted on our site was a very rewarding experience. Good time. . Nicoleta Angheluta helped us through the process really well.

Michelle S – Sat 20th Jan 2024:

I personally found the training course held at the Birmingham training centre was very useful. Told our training dept about you guys. . Helped nicely through the process by Claudia Mustata.

Mehmet H – Mon 15th Jan 2024:

CAT and Genny (Cable Avoidance) Course which took place at the Bromsgrove venue recently was good in every respect.

Gladys B – Fri 12th Jan 2024: Training course was better than other courses attended elsewhere.. Learned a lot.. Nicoleta was very communicative.