The CAT and Genny training course provides operatives and supervisors the knowledge and skills they need to carry out cable avoidance work safely.
It is designed for anyone in charge of locating and identifying underground cables when undergoing street works.
On this course, you will learn how to correctly operate the Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) and the Signal Generator (Genny).
All in all, the knowledge gained will allow you to avoid danger from underground services in line with HSG47.
Supervisors and operators who use cable avoidance tools and signals generators in their work should attend this course.
Overall, this training promotes safe methods of work to keep you safe from cable strikes and reduce the risk of injury to yourself or others around you.
This CAT and Genny training includes a theory session and practical training.
For the full information on what’s covered in this training, keep reading.
This course can be delivered in the following ways:
You can attend our CAT and Genny course in a classroom at one of our training venues across the country.
Individuals and companies can book the CAT and Genny courses available either over the phone or directly online through our website.
The theory aspect of this course is delivered in the classroom. The practical elements are delivered in a location outside containing underground services.
CAT and 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.
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.
For a quote, complete the in-house enquiry form on this page, and one of our friendly team will be in touch.
The trainer will split the course up into a practical and theory session. They will deliver the theory elements in a classroom through various teaching methods, including reviewing case studies and group discussion.
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 their ability to follow street plans and observation evidence.
By the end of the course, the delegate will be able to:
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 multiple-choice assessment.
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The course contains around four to five hours of theory and practical learning.
To enrol, you should be able to speak and understand English well. 3B Training requires the delegate to wear:
Yes, it is accredited by 3B Training, CABWI and EUSR depending on which course you book. If you take the 3B Training course and meet the required pass mark, you will get your digital certificate in around 6 – 8 weeks.
Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim for each delegate who successfully pass this course.
You can find the list of short courses and the grant amounts you can claim here: CITB Grant Value for Short Courses
The CAT and Genny certificate is valid for three years. Delegates will need to resit the course to renew their certificate.
CAT and Genny consists of two separate tools, Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) and Signal Generator (Genny).
The Cable Avoidance Tool is used to locate underground cables and pipes; while the Signal Generator tool emits a specific signal that is detected by the CAT.
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