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CAT and GENNY - Cable Avoidance

Assessment type

Training only (attendance)
Integrated training and assessment (ITA)
Training and assessment

Minimum duration

1 Day

Course delivery

Verbal questioning
Practical demonstrations


This training course aims to give trainees basic skills, knowledge and understanding in the safe operation of cable avoidance tools (CAT & Genny). The course is about locating and identifying underground utility services in the electricity power utilities environment. It involves the use of cable and other avoidance tools (Cat & Genny) to reduce the risk of damage to existing underground cables and utilities. The length of training may vary depending on the objectives covered, the ratio of trainee/instructor and the ability and previous experience of the trainees. The delivery of training covers a mix of both theory and practical elements.

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