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C.A.T and Genny Awareness

C.A.T and Genny Awareness


Each year there are around 1,000 work accidents involving electric shock or burns. Around 30 of these are fatal. Most fatalities arise from contact with overhead or underground cables. The C.A.T. and Genny Awareness course has been specifically designed to train candidates in how to safely locate and avoid underground apparatus using a Cable Avoidance Tool (C.A.T.) and a Genny.

What will you learn
  • The reasons for using locators
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • How to understand service drawings and plans
  • The HSE HSG47 document ‘Avoiding Danger from Underground Services’
  • The theory of locating services
  • The range of modes of a Cable Avoidance Tool;
    • Power
    • Radio
    • Signal
    • All Scan



Course name Location Duration
C.A.T and Genny Awareness SWH Training Centre 1 day
Course requirements

All candidates wishing to undertake this course will need to have full PPE.

Qualifications gained

SWH Training certificate