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Cable Detection ( cat & genny)

approximately 4 hrs

Course Brief

Cable Detection ( cat & genny)   This is a part classroom and part practical course, course, the trainer will need access to suitable ground with hidden utilities.       From £450 for up to 8 people       Duration is approximately 4 hours

  • Reasons for using buried pipe & cable locators – Understanding health, safety & financial implications including guidance on how to comply with HSG47 – Avoiding Danger From Underground Services. Other National Legislation & company policy documentation will be discussed. Examples of “getting it wrong” will be demonstrated & discussed.


  • Buried Service Plans (STATS) – Operatives will learn how to interpret & understand different types of service plans.


  • Electromagnetic Theory – How a pipe & cable locator works, theory & limitations, tips & tricks. A session on “myth busting” will help operatives understand what the equipment can and cannot locate.


  • Controls & operation – Correct use of C.A.T4 & Genny4 in all modes, with strong emphasis on Genny use & checking equipment is functioning correctly.


  • C.A.T4 – Interpretation of the signal and how to locate service joints, changes of direction/depth. Strike Alert, uses & how to disable.


  • Genny4 – Benefits of dual frequency, applications & how to use the Genny to locate small and/or non earthed cables using capacitance. How to effectively earth the Genny4 and different methods including earth positioning. Blind Induction search and effective nulling of services.

There will be a theory test following the course; on passing the course a certificate will be issued with is valid for 3 years

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