CAT & Genny training course
Buried services are a major hazard to construction workers. Any excavations which have been poorly planned could cause cable or pipe damage, leading to expensive repairs or even injury to workers.
The CAT is used to detect these underground services so that they can be avoided. It detects buried live power cables and other metallic pipes by locating their magnetic field, from which the ground can then be marked to show their layout.
For non-powered cables a Generator (Genny) combined with a CAT can be used to find them and estimate depth.
What is the course and what does it include?
The course is designed to build understanding of the CAT and Genny tools, their importance, and how to use them safely. The course involves both theory and practical elements, including:
✓ When and why you need to use a CAT and/or Genny
✓ What are CAT and Genny's and how to safely use them
✓ How to start when you don't have any idea where the pipe/cable is located
✓ Regulations and legislation
✓ Who can use a CAT and Genny
✓ Safe systems of work
What type of CAT & Genny courses are available?
ABTAC prides itself on ensuring that each private course we provide is tailored to your employee’s needs, ensuring that the course is as relevant as possible. Private courses can be tailored to focus on the specific risks arising from using the machines that you do. The only way to fully ensure this is for your employees to attend a private course. Private courses can take place at your site or another site of your choice, thus reducing your employees travel time. For a quote and more information please complete the form on this page.
The course can be combined with HAVS testing services and consultancy.
What's the cost?
Costs for private courses vary dependent on: number of overall attendees, number of attendees you wish to have on each course. Generally the more attendees per course, the lower the cost per attendee. For more information or an individual course please complete the form on this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome attendees of all abilities and backgrounds, however currently all of our courses are only conducted in English.
Trainer led virtual courses now available
To comply with the government social distancing guidelines, ABTAC now offer remote trainer led courses. These courses run in the same way as our standard trainer led courses but using Microsoft Teams video conferencing software. As with all of our trainer led courses, attendees will receive an engaging training course from a passionate trainer, where all of the relevant knowledge will be imparted, and a certificate on successful completion.