CAT and Genny Training

  • Start date
    21-03-2024
  • End date
    21-03-2024
  • Course duration
    Half Day
CAT and Genny Training

Course Overview

The CAT and Genny Training Course covers the use of the standard C Scope and Radiodetection ‘CAT’ (Cable Avoidance Tool) and ‘Genny’ (Signal Generator) to meet the HSG47 Health and Safety Guideline for avoiding danger from underground services. Each candidate will be instructed in the correct location techniques, methods of detection, and limitations of the equipment.


Course Topics

  • Underground Services – Identification Methods
  • Regulations with respect to Detecting and Tracing Underground Services
  • Reasons for using locators
  • Hazards arising from the use of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators and precautions which should be observed
  • Identification of types and limitations of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators
  • Implications of damage, handling, and transporting of equipment
  • Inspecting, calibration, and testing of equipment
  • The methods of safe use of pipe and cable location equipment, along with basic locating techniques
  • Safe working practices
  • Practical session where each candidate will be instructed and assessed on their ability and competence in using the CAT & Genny in the local area.

Why CAT and Genny Training?

Every year, there are over 60,000 cable strikes while performing excavation work reported in Great Britain alone. These accidents can be devastating for workers, businesses, and the community. There are many potential knock-on effects of cable strikes. Preparing with the correct training, personnel, and equipment is the only way to avoid huge problems further down the line.


Safety First

The most important issue is, of course, the safety of the worker. Reports from LSBUD say that between 2012 and 2017 there were over 300 injuries caused to workers due to cable or pipe strikes, with many of these being fatal. The dangers of using digging machinery around live cables are obvious, and the only way an accident can be avoided is by doing proper cable searches before and during the whole process.


What can a cable avoidance tool detect?

There are many different versions of CATs which have slightly different functionality, but all of them have the ability to detect the different types of signals emitted from pipes and cables that may be underground. On their own CATs can detect magnetic fields of power often found in buried loaded power cables, and VLF Radio signals, which travel through metallic lines such as gas and water pipes.


Certificate Validity

Certificates for all our Cable Avoidance courses are valid for 3 years.


GETTING IN TOUCH

Click here to email: info@pglmidlands.com
Call: 0121 240 0375

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  • Course / group name
    CAT and Genny Training / Cat & Genny- Walsall- 21st March
  • Location
    Walsall
    58 Lichfield Road The Bev
    WS4 3DJ, Birmingham
    West Midlands
    United Kingdom
  • Info
    The CAT and Genny Training Course ensures compliance with HSG47 Health and Safety Guidelines, focusing on underground service safety. Candidates learn location techniques, detection methods, and equipment limitations.
  • Contact
    Call us at 0121 240 0375
    Email: info@pglmidlands.com

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CAT and Genny Training

Course Overview

The CAT and Genny Training Course covers the use of the standard C Scope and Radiodetection ‘CAT’ (Cable Avoidance Tool) and ‘Genny’ (Signal Generator) to meet the HSG47 Health and Safety Guideline for avoiding danger from underground services. Each candidate will be instructed in the correct location techniques, methods of detection, and limitations of the equipment.


Course Topics

  • Underground Services – Identification Methods
  • Regulations with respect to Detecting and Tracing Underground Services
  • Reasons for using locators
  • Hazards arising from the use of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators and precautions which should be observed
  • Identification of types and limitations of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators
  • Implications of damage, handling, and transporting of equipment
  • Inspecting, calibration, and testing of equipment
  • The methods of safe use of pipe and cable location equipment, along with basic locating techniques
  • Safe working practices
  • Practical session where each candidate will be instructed and assessed on their ability and competence in using the CAT & Genny in the local area.

Why CAT and Genny Training?

Every year, there are over 60,000 cable strikes while performing excavation work reported in Great Britain alone. These accidents can be devastating for workers, businesses, and the community. There are many potential knock-on effects of cable strikes. Preparing with the correct training, personnel, and equipment is the only way to avoid huge problems further down the line.


Safety First

The most important issue is, of course, the safety of the worker. Reports from LSBUD say that between 2012 and 2017 there were over 300 injuries caused to workers due to cable or pipe strikes, with many of these being fatal. The dangers of using digging machinery around live cables are obvious, and the only way an accident can be avoided is by doing proper cable searches before and during the whole process.


What can a cable avoidance tool detect?

There are many different versions of CATs which have slightly different functionality, but all of them have the ability to detect the different types of signals emitted from pipes and cables that may be underground. On their own CATs can detect magnetic fields of power often found in buried loaded power cables, and VLF Radio signals, which travel through metallic lines such as gas and water pipes.


Certificate Validity

Certificates for all our Cable Avoidance courses are valid for 3 years.


GETTING IN TOUCH

Click here to email: info@pglmidlands.com
Call: 0121 240 0375

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