CAT and Genny / Cable Avoidance

CAT & GennyThe CAT & Genny course is designed to give operatives and supervisors greater knowledge of how to safely conduct cable avoidance operations.

How long is the CAT & Genny course?
5 hours

Who should attend the course?
Supervisors, Operators who conduct cable avoidance.

Is the CAT & Genny course accredited?
ATO Logo We Claim3B Training accredited

When does my certificate expire?
Three years

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?
You can claim up to £30 as long as you provide us with your CITB Levy number either at the time of booking or on the day of the course.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must bring PPE (as required by your company’s safety policy). 3B Training requires the delegate to wear:

  • Safety Footwear
  • High Visibility Jacket
  • Safety Helmet
  • We also suggest you wear waterproofs

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 of a cable detector/pipe detector
  • Identify and read Gas/Electricity/Water/Telecom service plans
  • Identify damaged and undamaged underground services using a ground-penetrating radar
  • Understand utility services (guidelines)
  • Locate services using the cable avoidance tools
  • Complete plans showing the services you have detected
  • Show knowledge of the required PPE

What is covered in the CAT & Genny course?

The tutor splits the course up into a practical and theory session. The tutor will the theory element in a classroom in which they will cover a range of 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 knowledge of current legislation and their ability to follow street plans and observation evidence.

What is Required to Pass the CAT & Genny course?

At the end of the course, delegates must show their knowledge and understanding of what they have learned. They must do so by completing a short written assessment.

Further Development 

3B Training will issue the delegates with a certificate on completion of the course. Other utility courses that relate to the qualification include EUSR SHEA Gas Training and NRSWA. The NVQ Level 2 in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services is also a great entry qualification for those in a street works role.

CAT & Genny – What are they used for?

For more information on how construction workers would use the CAT & Genny take a look at our blog here.




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