1/2 day

Group Size

Maximum of 6 learners

Who should attend

The cable avoiding tool and signal generator (genny) are commonly used to locate underground cable and pipes on site, but they are often used by untrained staff. This could result in errors being made, and the possibility of accidents occurring. This course will enable delegates to understand fully the correct operation and functions of this equipment.

Course aims

This course trains operatives in the correct operation of the Cable Avoiding Tool (CAT) and Signal Generator (Genny). The equipment is used to locate underground cables and services. The equipment should not be used by operators without proper training.

Course Objectives:

On completion, learners withh complete the following course content;

  • Theory of cable location
  • Controls and display indications
  • Calibrating, and pre-use tests
  • Operation of power and radio modes
  • Compatibility between C.A.T. and genny
  • Operational techniques
  • Use of accessories supplied
  • Use with sonde
  • Accuracy of results

Certification: Learners will take a short written test and receive a course handout summarising the topics covered. Successful learners will receive a training certificate and photo ID card.