Information about the course:

Who is this course suitable for?

Person who break ground locating underground services, such as electricity and gas, during excavation work is not only essential to the health and safety of operatives working on an excavation it is also vital to prevent costly disruptions and injuries during construction and civil engineering projects. This course is aimed at persons who have some experience using Cable Avoidance Tools

What is the objective of the course?

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 this equipment.

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

PPE Kit Requirements

Safety footwear

Wet/warm weather clothing as appropriate

Hi-visibility Jacket/tabard

Available dates for this course


Price Exc. VAT - 110

Price Inc. VAT - 132

Pricing Details - for up to 12 people

Course Duration - 4 hours

Duration Details - This course is normally run over 4 hours and is a mixture of Theory of location and Practical. Course is compliant with HSG47