Construction & Utility Courses

CAT & Genny Cable Avoidance Training Course

CAT and Genny is a health and safety training course designed to give operatives and supervisors knowledge of conducting cable avoidance operations to locate underground services.

On the course, you will learn how to correctly operate the Cable Avoidance Tool (CVAT) and the Signal Generator (Genny). The knowledge gained will allow you to avoid dangerous underground services in line with HSG 47 safely.

  • We deliver the course in one day
  • You will complete this course in the classroom
  • Become knowledgeable about locating underground services
  • Practical elements included
  • We can deliver this course in-house
  • CITB Grant Claimable
  • Valid for three years
  • 3B Training accredited or EUSR accredited
CAT & Genny Course

CAT & Genny course content

What is covered in the CAT & Genny course?

The tutor splits the course up into a practical and theory session. The tutor will deliver the theory element in a classroom and cover various PowerPoints, case studies, and assignments.

Delegates will have to demonstrate their ability to locate underground services in the practical element of the course. They will have to locate various types of buried services and follow industry best practice. Delegates will also have to show current legislation and their ability to follow street plans and observation evidence.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the delegate will be able to:

  • Work in line with guidance from HSG 47 for avoiding danger from underground services
  • Safely use a cable detector/pipe detector.
  • Identify and read gas/electricity/water/telecom service plans.
  • Understand utility services (guidelines)
  • Locate services using cable avoidance tools
  • Complete plans showing the services you have detected
  • Show knowledge of the required PPE.

What is Required to Pass the CAT & Genny course?

Throughout the course, delegates must demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of what they have learned. At the end of the course, delegates must complete a 20-questions multiple-choice assessment.

How long is the CAT & Genny course?

The course contains around four/five hours of theory and practical learning.

Why should I take this course?

Supervisors and operators who use cable avoidance tools and signals generators in their work should attend this course.

CAT & Genny course entry requirements

3B Training requires the delegate to wear:

  • Safety footwear
  • High visibility jacket
  • Safety helmet
  • We also suggest they wear waterproofs

Is this course accredited?

This CAT and Genny course is accredited by 3B Training or EUSR, depending on which course was taken.

If you take the EUSR course and meet the required pass mark, you will get a digital or physical card. The digital card is included as standard, and the physical card can be added as an extra cost.

Alternatively, if you choose to take the 3B Training course and meet the required pass mark, you will get your digital certificate in around 6 – 8 weeks.

The CAT and Genny certificate is valid for three years. Delegates will need to resit the course to renew their certificate.

Where can I complete this course?

The theory aspect of this course is delivered in the classroom. The practical elements are delivered outside of the training venue, in a location containing underground services.

Public Classroom Courses

CAT & Genny / Cable Avoidance public course dates are available in our training venues across the country. Individuals and companies can book the CAT & Genny courses available either over the phone or online through our website. View our upcoming public course dates here.

All our public courses are 3B Training accredited, and you will get a digital certificate upon successfully passing the course.

In-house Courses

CAT & Genny training can also be delivered as an in-house course specifically for your delegates. You can attend the training at one of our training venues or a venue of your choosing.

The site will need to have an outdoor location where we can deliver the practical elements of the training. 3B Training can provide the equipment for the training or train the delegates on the equipment you provide.

We quote all of our in-house courses on a case by case basis. The price will vary depending on location, equipment needed and delegate numbers. To enquire, fill in our in-house enquiry form on this page.

Our CAT & Genny in-house courses can be accredited by 3B Training or EUSR. You will gain the same knowledge from both courses, regardless of which course you take. Both courses aim to provide you with the knowledge to go about your role confidently, and allows you to avoid any dangerous underground services.

The EUSR accredited course is the EUSR Category 1 – locate utility services, CAT and Genny cable avoidance course. You can take this as a stand alone course, or add other excavation safety training courses on to your portfolio.

Further development

Other qualifications for those who work in utilities include EUSR SHEA Gas Training and NRSWA.

Those in a street work role may also benefit from completing the NVQ Level 2 in Construction Operations & Civil Engineering Services as an entry qualification.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, CITB registered companies can claim £70 for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

They must provide their CITB Levy Number and company name on their delegate information form to claim the grant. They must complete the form before the first day of the course.

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  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Liverpool - 13 Dec 2022

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Manchester - 14 Dec 2022

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Manchester - 13 Jan 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Wigan - 24 Jan 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Doncaster - 31 Jan 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Liverpool - 03 Feb 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Manchester - 03 Feb 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Wigan - 13 Feb 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Leeds - 21 Feb 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Wigan - 20 Mar 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Manchester - 24 Mar 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Doncaster - 29 Mar 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Manchester - 12 Apr 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Wigan - 24 Apr 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Liverpool - 24 Apr 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Manchester - 19 May 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Doncaster - 22 May 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Wigan - 24 May 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Leeds - 31 May 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Wigan - 16 Jun 2023

    £160 + VAT

  • CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

    Manchester - 22 Jun 2023

    £160 + VAT

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