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Cable Avoidance Course Introduction 1 Day Training

Cable Avoidance Course Introduction, 1 Day Training. Become familiar with legislation & guidance available on the subject of Avoidance of Underground Services, plus the correct usage of your CAT & GENNY equipment.

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Cable Avoidance Course Introduction 1 Day Training

Course Duration: 1 day

*Price based on six delegates training at our Stoke Training Centre.  On-site / ‘at your premises’ training is also a popular choice (please note: additional millage / accommodation may be applicable).


What will I learn on this Cable Avoidance course?

The avoidance of underground services is a requirement for anyone who is penetrating the ground for any reason.

Cable avoidance tools are becoming more sophisticated with each passing year, however the user of this equipment must be able to understand the basic principles and its correct usage, as well as its limitations in order to maximise its effectiveness.

This course will introduce you to both the theoretical and practical side of this subject.

The course commences by looking at both legislation and published guidance available on the subject of the identification and avoidance of underground services, including what is / what is not locatable.

Course sections also cover: preparatory map research, plus examples of street works and site surveys. With explanations of the various detection modes and location techniques required for a methodical and safe CAT surveys.

This course will give delegates a clear understanding of the importance of a methodical approach when surveying and locating underground services, along with the correct operation of cable avoidance tools, and signal generators in their various modes of operation.


Cable Avoidance Course Contents:

  • Overview of statutory and non-statutory documents
  • Safe systems of work - inc. planning, detecting, identifying and marking underground services, plus safe excavation
  • Preparatory work - inc. ground survey and visual site survey, risk assessment and user checks on the cable avoidance tool prior to use
  • Limitations of use
  • Explanation of operating modes - inc. passive location and active location
  • Location techniques - inc. the sweep search process, pinpointing, trial holes. Determination of direction of the utility and nulling out
  • Use of accessories
  • Depth estimation


RadioDetection CAT and Genny In Use


Keep YOURSELF & YOUR STAFF safe out in the field

This course is aimed at anyone requiring an introduction to the avoidance of underground services. Those who have recently purchased a cable avoidance tool or need further information prior to purchasing will be ideal candidates for this course.

The correct set-up and use of the equipment, along with knowledge of operational limitations, is vital to ensure operator safety and the avoidance of any disruption to underground services.

"Safe working minimises the risks to people’s health and safety, as well as services.”

Who would benefit?

  Site operatives
  Safety personnel
  Maintenance staff


  Reduction of risks to Health & Safety
  Compliance with legal requirements
  Adoption of a safe system of work
  Better product familiarisation / utilisation
  Avoidance of high repair / reinstatement costs



  At a location to suit YOU!

  Our coverage is UK-wide!

These courses can be delivered at your premises or near-by hotel on a date convenient for you...
or at our centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.


We can tailor-make a course to suit you!

Bolt-on modules also available - bespoke to your chosen tester(s)/application. If required, a truly tailor-made service is available!


Each delegate will receive...
A handbook of Cable Avoidance (29-page colour booklet)


CAT and Genny Information Booklet



On successful completion of the course you will be presented with a Certificate of Training.

If you have any questions or you would like to book a date and time convenient for you, contact our friendly team who will help guide you in fulfilling your training requirements - enabling your company to be more streamlined and efficient so you can concentrate on growing your business!


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