Cable Avoidance (Cat and Genny)




This Cable Avoidance (Cat and Genny) course is to provide both Operatives and Supervisors with the skills and knowledge to carry out cable avoidance and excavation work.

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Course TitleCable Avoidance (Cat and Genny)
Course DurationHalf Day
AccreditationIn House
Delegates6 Maximum

Course Objectives

By the end of the Cable Avoidance (Cat and Genny) course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify potential risks to themselves and others
  • Read and understand site plans
  • Operate cable avoidance tools in order to avoid or locate underground apparatus
  • Safely excavate around buried cables & utiliites
  • Understand rgulations & guidance in relation to cable avoidance & safe excavation

Course Summary

  • Introduction to HSG 47/HSG185
  • Basic principles of location and avoidance of underground services
  • Reading and interpreting site plans
  • Practical use of cable locating equipment
  • Soil stability
  • Supporting Trenches
  • Safe digging practices
  • Work at height around excavations