Cable Avoidance Tools (CAT & Genny)

Description of Course

Cable avoidance tool training is an intensive one day training course delivered by trainers approved by “Radiodetection” & “CScope.”

The course has been designed to be highly interactive with theory and practical sessions to provide candidates with a thorough knowledge/understanding of cable avoidance tools.

This will include using the CAT4+ and Genny4 with an induction clamp/direct connection leads where possible. To conclude the course delegates will undertake written and practical assessments to allow their competence to be evaluated.

Aims of the training

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and understanding to demonstrate safe techniques in the location of underground services when using cable avoidance tools. The training will raise the delegates’ awareness to the following:

  • The need to use cable avoidance tools to comply with HS (G) 47
  • The implications of causing damage to underground services
  • How to carryout a thorough survey using the CAT4+ and Genny4
  • The use of induction clamps/direct connection
  • Limitations of the CAT4+ and Genny4

Who should attend?

Any person who is involved in the use of cable avoidance tools to survey work areas for underground services prior to the surface of the ground being penetrated, or those who want to gain an appreciation of the use of cable avoidance tools to detect underground services.

Course Content

The correct procedure for obtaining the best results from the CAT4+ and Genny4 including:

  • The features of the CAT4+ and Genny4
  • The function of each part
  • Equipment checks
  • The types of underground service that cannot be located by using the CAT4+ and Genny4
  • Detection of underground services using the CAT4+ and Genny4

Learning outcomes – objectives

The course / training will enable delegates to:

  • Understand the requirements to use cable avoidance tools prior to penetrating the ground
  • Understand the dangers associated with working near underground services
  • Demonstrate how to obtain the best results from the CAT4+ and Genny4

Duration

1 Day

Further Information

CAT4+ and Genny4 is an intensive one day training course delivered by trainers approved by “Radiodetection.” The aim of the course is to give candidates a brief awareness of HS (G) 47 and to concentrate on the key stage of using cable avoidance tools.

The course has been designed to be highly interactive with theory and practical sessions to provide candidates with a thorough knowledge/understanding of cable avoidance tools. This will include using the CAT4+ and Genny4 with a signal clamp/direct connection leads where possible. To conclude the course candidates will undertake written and practical assessments. The inclusion of assessments allows the competence of each candidate to be evaluated.

Due to the intensity of the course and to ensure candidates receive a high standard of training, the course will be limited to a maximum of 12 candidates with a 6:1 ratio of delegates to trainer. Where the number of 12 delegates cannot be achieved the course can be run with a maximum of 6 delegates, however this will result in the course being facilitated by a single trainer.

The course will provide successful candidates with a “Certificate of Competence” not a “Certificate of Attendance.” Therefore it is envisaged that not all candidates will achieve the required high standard to be certified as competent. Where this is the case, the practical assessment will be changed into a “One to One” coaching session to correct the faults and provide additional training for those candidates.

Cable avoidance tools are used in a wide variety of environments so it will be the client’s responsibility to provide suitable facilities for the training course. This will give additional credibility to the training due to it being delivered in the same environment as the candidates will be expected to use the equipment in. It may not always be practical for the client to do this, so under certain circumstances it may be possible to arrange the appropriate facilities on the client’s behalf.

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