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CAT and Genny (Cable Avoidance)

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Health and Safety, Street Works

What Is CAT and Genny (Cable Avoidance) Training?

To provide awareness and competence training in the use of cable locators as this is widely recognised as one of the key steps to reducing cable strikes.

Who Should Attend

Cable Avoidance and Service Location CAT & Genny training is designed for any person working on the roads, setting out before a build, surveying and any other person excavating an area where pipes or cables may be hidden underground.

Course Agenda

- The course begins with an introduction to the principles of cable avoidance
- including the use of electromagnetic fields to detect underground services. Trainees will also learn about the different modes and settings of the CAT and Genny and how to interpret the signals to accurately locate utilities. This section also covers best practices for using the equipment and troubleshooting common issues.

- trainees will have the opportunity to practice using the CAT and Genny in a simulated environment
- allowing them to gain hands-on experience and improve their skills. This practical session will cover techniques for locating different types of utilities
- such as live and dead cables
- and how to distinguish between them. Trainees will also learn how to use additional equipment
- such as sondes and signal clamps
- to enhance their utility detection capabilities.

The course also includes a section on risk assessment and hazard identification
- highlighting the potential dangers of working with underground utilities and how to mitigate these risks. Trainees will learn about the different types of hazards
- including electrical
- gas
- and water
- and how to safely approach and work around them. They will also be taught how to properly mark out utility lines using industry-standard techniques and equipment.

The final part of the course is a review and assessment of the material covered. Trainees will have the opportunity to ask any final questions and clarify any doubts before taking the assessment. The assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of the course and will be conducted under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Upon successful completion
- trainees will receive a certificate of competence
- proving their proficiency in using the CAT and Genny and their understanding of safe utility detection practices.


Unlocking the Benefits of CAT and Genny Training
At Xyz Training Group, we understand the importance of safe and efficient excavation practices. Thats why we offer dedicated CAT and Genny training courses for groups of candidates and co-workers. Our nationwide coverage ensures that no matter where you are in the UK, you and your team can access this important streetworks training course. Our courses are constantly updated to include the latest content and course guidance, ensuring that you receive the most up-to-date information.

Expert Trainers and Flexible Training Options
When you book a dedicated CAT and Genny training course with Xyz, you can trust that you are receiving the best training from our team of more than 50 experienced trainers. Our courses are available both on client premises and at any of our 100 training centres, giving you the flexibility to choose the most convenient location for your group. With a maximum class size of up to 10 people, you can be sure that each participant will receive personalised attention and guidance.

Affordable and Hassle-Free Booking Process
Booking a dedicated CAT and Genny training course with Xyz is not only beneficial, but also affordable. With our lowest price guarantee and prices starting from just £99 per person inclusive of all fees and certification, you can provide your team with top-quality training without breaking the bank. Our hassle-free booking process allows you to select any date that suits your schedule, as long as you give us at least one weeks notice. Plus, each client will have a dedicated account manager and access to our course specialists and online training management portal for a smooth and seamless experience.


Upon successful completion and passing of the CAT and Genny Cable Avoidance Tool training course, candidates will receive a Certificate of Competence. This certificate serves as a testament to their proficiency in using CAT and Genny tools, and their understanding of safe digging practices and underground service avoidance.

This certification is recognised across various industries in the UK, particularly in construction and utilities. Please note that while the training is comprehensive and designed to meet industry standards, it may not be directly accredited by a specific governing body.

The value of the certification lies in its acceptance by employers and industry professionals who acknowledge the skills and knowledge it represents. Therefore, successful candidates can be confident that they have the necessary qualifications to safely and effectively operate CAT and Genny tools, making them valuable assets to any company in need of such services.

Open Courses & Public Events

Our CAT and Genny (Cable Avoidance) training public event calendar has more than 300+ open course training dates taking place across the UK. Search and book securely online and receive an immediate confirmation together with full joining instructions, your VAT invoice and a receipt of payment. You are also able to make an enquiry and receive our formal quotation. Lowest price guaranteed.

More Information

At Xyz Training Group, we understand the importance of safety and efficiency in any construction or excavation project. Thats why we offer the best CAT and Genny Cable Avoidance training course in the Street Works family. Our comprehensive course covers everything from the basics to advanced techniques, ensuring that candidates are well-equipped to handle any situation.

Enrolling in our CAT and Genny training course means investing in the safety and success of your team. Our experienced trainers have a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the industry, and they are dedicated to providing top-notch training to our clients. With over 50 centres across the UK, we make it convenient for candidates to attend our open courses. Alternatively, we can also arrange a dedicated course for your team at your preferred location.

At Xyz Training Group, we are committed to providing our clients with the best value for their money. Thats why we offer our unique Lowest Price Guarantee. We promise to match or beat any competitors price for the same course, ensuring that you get the best training at the most competitive price. With us, you can be confident that you are getting the best training at the best price.

Dont compromise on safety and efficiency in your construction or excavation projects. Enrol your team in our CAT and Genny training course today and experience the Xyz Training Group difference. With our expert trainers, convenient locations, and unbeatable prices, we are the top choice for all your training needs. Contact us now to book your course and take the first step towards a safer and more successful project.

Course Availability

In addition to a comprehensive CAT and Genny (Cable Avoidance) open course schedule, training is also available on client premises or at one of our training venues as a private course - provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Whatever your requirement, start by completing the form below and we'll send you the full course information and a quotation based on your requirements.

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Course Information

  • Course Duration 1/2 Day
  • Max Class Size 10
  • Average Price (Guide Per Person)
  • 1 - 4 persons £125
  • Group / 13+ £99


  • 10 persons on site - half day
  • 20 persons on site - AM/PM

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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