This CAT & GENNY – Cable Avoidance Course, delivered from the Acadame HQ in Stoke-on-Trent and across the UK, is designed to give operatives and supervisors knowledge of conducting cable avoidance operations to locate underground services.
Locating underground services, such as electricity and gas, during excavation work is not only essential to the health and safety of operatives working on an excavation, it is also vital to prevent costly disruptions during construction and civil engineering projects.
As a result, it is important that those working on the roads, no matter if they are an Operative or a Supervisor, are fully trained in using a Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) along with a signal generator (Genny). These two pieces of equipment work together to actively locate signals being omitted from pipes or cables that are hidden underground.
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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. There are no prerequisites for this course, although an understanding of underground services, utility plans and cable avoidance tools are an advantage.
Assessment will be by multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Learners are also expected to actively participate during the course.
This classroom course is held over ½ day, typically about 4 hours.
Theory of cable location
Controls and display indications
Calibrating, and pre-use tests
Operation of power and radio modes
Compatibility between C.A.T. and GENNY
Use of accessories supplied
Accuracy of results
Yes. On successful completion the learner will receive a digital Acadame certificate. The certificate will be forwarded at a later date. A proof of pass can be immediately provided if required though.
Certification for this course is valid for 3 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date.
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