Global Horizon Skills

Cat & Genny

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The course trains delegates on the correct use of common location equipment for locating underground services. It also covers the identification of common services and methods used to locate services that are not located with the equipment. It provides delegates with the essential knowledge needed to safely and correctly operate a Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) along with a Signal Generator (GENNY) when tracing underground services to meet the guidance from HSG 47 for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.


By the end of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Understand what regulations and Codes of Practice apply.
  • Correctly use common location equipment.
  • Correctly identify samples of common services.
  • Understand the benefit of Permit Systems.
  • Identification of services from drawings.
  • Carry out a survey and produce a sketch of services found.
  • Safe digging practices.

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