Our CAT and Genny Training Essentials Course delivers 4 hours of theory and practical instruction and is designed to teach up to a maximum of 8 delegates, providing 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.

The course involves hands on use of the actual locators to detect and trace the route of buried underground services. This will cover the different types of buried services that exist, current legislation and best practice concerning detecting buried services, the safety implications of not using a locator and associated ancillary equipment, use of local utility plans, observation of evidence in the street etc.

Duration: 0.5 Days

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The CAT & Genny Operator Course (Essentials) is intended for those who operate, supervise or manage the use of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators in the workplace to avoid the dangers of underground services. There are no prerequisites for this course, although an understanding of underground services, utility plans and cable avoidance tools are an advantage.

Since the safe use of cable avoidance tools require that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, English literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any user.

During this course, we use a variety of models from the Radiodetection Cat 4 Range. However, if you have your own (calibrated) model you would like to use, please bring this with you for the course.

What You Learn on your Cat & Genny Operator Course:

This popular course includes the following:

  • The reasons for using locators
    • Safety
    • Plans
    • HSG47
  • The theory of locating services
  • Range of Modes
    • Power
    • Radio
    • Signal
    • AllScan
    • Depth Measurements
    • Strike Alert
  • An outside practical tracing session using utility plans
  • Theory and Practical assessments

How to Pass your Cat & Genny Operator Course:

This course consists of a training room lecture, DVD presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

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What to Bring:

Information will be sent by email after booking.


Upon successful completion of this course each delegate will receive a Kentec E- Certificate of Training, valid for 3 years.

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