The CAT and Genny Training Course from Boss Training provides delegates with the essential knowledge to safely and correctly operate a Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) and a Signal Generator (GENNY) when tracing underground services to meet the guidance from HSG 47 for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
Our CAT and Genny training courses suit anyone involved in excavation work, including excavation operators, utilities personnel, supervisors, and managers. No previous experience is necessary, although some practical experience in groundwork and excavations would be beneficial.
The course involves hands-on use of the actual locators to detect and trace the route of buried underground services. This will cover the different types of buried services, current legislation and best practice concerning detecting buried services, the safety implications of not using a locator and associated ancillary equipment, use of local utility plans, and observation of evidence in the street, for example.
- Delegates will gain a thorough understanding of safely and correctly operating a Cable Avoidance Tool and a Signal Generator (GENNY)
- Hands-on use of the locators
- Current legislation
- Safety implications of not using a locator
- The course will be assessed with a multiple choice test paper at the end of the course
- The reasons for using locators
- Range of features available on CATs (inc C-Scope & CAT4)
- The theory of locating services
- Range of modes
- Depth measurements
- An outside practical session using a range of equipment