Cable Tool Avoidance (CAT 4+ and Genny)

Cable locators are used primarily as an aid to safe excavation.

The correct use of cables avoidance equipment by trained competent personnel is by far the most effective method of avoiding the potentially huge financial costs and physical dangers involved in striking underground services.

HSG 47 states that Cable Avoidance Equipment should only be used by a trained competence person.

  • The CAT & Genny Operator Course (Essentials) is intended for those who operate, supervise or manage the use of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators in the workplace to avoid the dangers of underground services
  • Avoiding Danger from underground Service   
  • Safe Digging Flow Chart 
  • What Hazards Lay in Wait
  • Equipment Checks      
  • Cable Locator Modes   
  • Power Mode     
  • Radio Mode     
  • Signal Generator Mode
  • Connected Mode
  • Limitation of Modes 
  • Location Technique
  • Common Location Problems 
  • Depth Measurement 
  • Locating Non-Metallic Service 
  • Always Dig with Caution 

By completing this half-day course, you will receive an in-house certificate, which is valid for 3 years.

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