Health and Safety

Cable Avoidance Tool and Signal Generator


Open Course at our training centre £85 + Vat (See book a course)

Price of Course on-site or 5 or more: £450 + vat for up to 12 people

Duration of Course: 4 hours


Training in the use of cable avoidance tools to locate underground cables and pipes on site. Misuse could result in errors being made, and the possibility of fatal accidents, meaning this course is essential for anybody undertaking ground work. This course will enable candidates to understand fully the correct operation and functions of the Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) and Signal generator (GENNY).

Course is a half day course (4 hours)

Course Outline:

  • Theory of cable location
  • What the controls and displays indicate on specific scanners
  • Calibrating and pre-use testing 
  • The use of power and radio in sweeping whole area
  • Compatibility between CAT and Genny
  • Correct operational procedures
  • Practical usage outdoors in designated area
  • in accordance with HSG47