Cat & Genny

This course is designed to provide delegates with the essential knowledge they need to safely and correctly operate cable avoidance tools.

From: £72.25pp / £314.50 closed course

Course Description

'Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) and Signal Generator (Genny) Operators Course'. Damaging underground services can cause severe injuries or even fatalities, as well as significant disruption and costs in repairs and reparations.

It's important that those working on the roads (no matter if they are an operative or a supervisor) are fully trained in using a CAT along with a Genny.

This course is designed to provide delegates with the essential knowledge they need to safely and correctly operate cable avoidance tools. In urn, they can identify buried services and prevent expensive and deadly strikes that cost lives and business


Half Day




This course is suitable for anyone working in the construction and utilities industries, particularly those involved in excavation, groundworks and other activities that require digging or drilling into the ground. This includes both operatives and supervisors, as both groups are responsible for ensuring that underground services are properly identified and avoided. The course may also be useful to engineers, architects and other professionals involved in the planning and design of works that involve underground services.


On completion of the course, delegates will receive a standard certificate, valid for 3 years

Course Size

Maximum Course attendance is 10.

Typical Interest Groups

The CAT and Genny course is designed for operatives, supervisors and any other person who is tasked with locating underground services prior to excavation, drilling, repair or maintenance work. (This applies to any site, roadway or highway.)

Course Objective:

Delegates will learn:

  • History of accidents and consequences
  • The law and what we have to do.
  • Cable avoidance
  • Tool and generator familiarisation and parts
  • Modes of detection, passive and active scanning


  • Basic working principles of location and avoidance of installed underground services.
  • Hazard identification procedures and the key risks associated with these.
  • Practical and safe use of equipment.
  • Practical Activity and Competency Test


Successful completion of the CAT & Genny training course will allow candidates to:

  • Identify all potential risks to both themselves and others.
  • Operate cable avoidance tools safely and effectively, in order to locate and/or avoid existing underground apparatus.
  • Understand the hazards and risks of cable detection and when it may not work


Make a Booking

To book a place on this course please call us on 01529 413347, email us at or contact us using our online form below

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