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Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

cable avoidance tool (CAT) and genny

Course 240

Location and avoidance of underground apparatusCourse Duration

Days: 1


1 – 8

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to:

  • Identify different types of underground services.
  • Use pipe and cable locators.
  • Safely operate a basic Cable Avoidance Tool and Genny.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of methods concerning the detection of underground services.
  • Select and understand cable plans.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation
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Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Review of HSG 47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services
  • Identifying underground apparatus and supporting utilities
  • Map reading and identification of legends
  • Practical map scale of apparatus
  • DVD (Dead or Alive)
  • Trial holes
  • Introduction to CAT and Genny
  • DVD (CAT and Genny Training)
  • Locating cable run
  • Situations relevant to and injuries from, hitting different utilities


Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) for Unit 1.

Central Training Services Limited Theory and Practical Certificate for in-house courses.

Refresher Period

Cable Avoidance Refresher Course recommended after 5 years (for regular users).

Any Other Relevant Information

This course is Unit 1 of the New Roads and Streetworks Act (if SQA registered).

Recommended Follow-On Courses

Signing, Lighting and Guarding (Operatives) – Unit 2
New Roads and Streetworks Act (Operatives)
New Roads and Streetworks Act (Supervisors)

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