Delivered by the Safety Specialists Acadame

CAT & GENNY - Cable Avoidance Stoke, Staffordshire

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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CAT & GENNY - Cable Avoidance training course dates in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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    CAT & GENNY - Cable Avoidance

    Stoke 3 hours, 30 minutes, 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    CAT & Genny is a health & safety training course designed to give operatives and supervisors knowledge of how to conduct cable avoidance operations to locate underground services.
    • £100.00 excl. VAT

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Who should do this course

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.


How someone is measured

Assessment will be by multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Learners are also expected to actively participate during the course.


How long the course takes

This classroom course is held over ½ day, typically about 4 hours.

What’s covered in CAT & GENNY - Cable Avoidance


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  1. Theory of cable location


  2. Controls and display indications


  3. Calibrating, and pre-use tests


  4. Operation of power and radio modes


  5. Compatibility between C.A.T. and GENNY


  6. Operational techniques


  7. Use of accessories supplied


  8. Accuracy of results

Will I be issued with a certificate upon successful CAT & GENNY - Cable Avoidance completion?

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.

How long is the CAT & GENNY - Cable Avoidance certificate valid for?

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.

Frequently asked questions

What we regularly get asked about the CAT & GENNY - Cable Avoidance in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire course

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