Cable Avoidance Systems
(CAT & Genny)

Syllabus | Duration | Instructor Machinery Ratio

The Cable Avoidance Systems Course (CAT & Genny Training) will train the course candidate to locate underground services and identify types of cable avoidance equipment and signal.

Practical skills will be enhanced along with knowledge of site safety awareness and the importance of marking out of services prior to any excavations being carried out.



The basic course syllabus includes...

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & ACOPS

Introduction of Specific Equipment – CAT & Genny Component Parts

Pre-use Checks of Locator and Modes

Ground Hazards and Location of Source

Positioning and Correct Techniques

Practical Use at the Work Area

Trouble Shooting

Practical Test

Theory Test

Course closing summary



As with all our courses, we will adapt the course to suit the experience and number of candidates on the course, which may affect the duration.

Refresher Course: 1 day

Novice Operative Course: 1 day


Instructor Machinery Ratio

This course has an instructor – trainee – machinery ratio of...

6 x Trainees

1 x Instructor

1 x CAT & Genny

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