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CAT and Genny (Cable Avoidance) Training Course

Tonbridge / South East Region | Thu 11th Apr 2024 | Date Confirmed
  • Open / Public Training Course Event
  • Tonbridge Venue
  • £125 Per Person
  • 8 Places Available
  • Until 1230 on Wed 3rd Apr 2024
  • Course Guaranteed To Take Place

  • Rated 4.7 / 5 By Our Clients

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Good news, this CAT and Genny (HSG47) Course course which is due to take place in Tonbridge on the 11th Apr 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

This training course covers the use of the standard C Scope and Radiodetection ‘CAT’ (Cable Avoidance Tool) and ‘Genny’ (Signal Generator) to meet the HSG47 Health and Safety Guideline for avoiding danger from underground services. Each candidate will be instructed in the correct location techniques, methods of detection and limitations of the equipment. For anyone in an organisation who is responsible for tracing underground services prior to excavations....

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

No previous experience is necessary although some practical experience of groundwork and excavations would be beneficial., , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Please ensure you bring a hi-vis vest to the course with you, as there will be a practical element to the course out on the surrounding streets locating various cables. It is important that any vehicles see you on the public roads.

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

Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the course start time for your course induction and registration. (For example: Arrival is 8:15am for an 8:30am start). We recommend arriving at early as parking spaces are limited., , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Our Training Center has limited parking, available on a first come first served basis. If the Training Centre carpark is full, you may be required to park in the nearby Pay and Display at your own expense. We will try our best to accommodate as many cars as possible. If you will be arriving in a large van, this may not be possible. We recommend arriving at 8am.. Tea & Coffee

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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 CAT and Genny (HSG47) Course 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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Woolfenden – Sat 6th Apr 2024:

The learning gained on the class / course was credit to you all.

Darryl – Tue 2nd Apr 2024:


Robin W – Sat 30th Mar 2024:

I thought the Xyz course that took place in Tonbridge recently was worthy of the cost. :-D :-D . It was a pleasure dealing with Claudia.

Barbara C – Thu 28th Mar 2024:

Nice, just deserts to you all...

Jan M – Tue 26th Mar 2024:

Class / course was a very rewarding experience. Ethan Hill is an asset to Xyz.

Gordon W – Tue 26th Mar 2024:

Fun and useful...

Olayinka A – Mon 25th Mar 2024:

Trainer ill

Lian Y – Sat 23rd Mar 2024:

Training session which took place in Tonbridge was 1st class.

Stephen S – Sat 23rd Mar 2024:

Cable Avoidance Tool Session was wholly engaging.

Mark B – Fri 22nd Mar 2024:

Motivational and valuable...