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N304 - Cable Avoidance Tools

Training for the operation of cable avoidance tools (Cat and Genny) designed to provide an understanding of the Health and safety at work act 1974 and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

Course Summary

  • Introduction to the course

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  • Provision and Use of Working Equipment Regulations

  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations

  • HSG 150 and other relevant legislation

  • Manufacturers guidance

  • Explaining utility drawings and their limitations

  • Introduction to the machine including functions of the components of both the cable avoidance tool and genny

  • Correct use of all modes when locating underground utility services

  • Explaining the various types of underground utility services and how to identify them

  • Correct observations  to be made on site with regards to underground utility services

  • Correct use of the cable avoidance tool when locating underground utility services

Course Duration

1 day course


Our construction plant courses can be delivered with either NPORS or our own in-house accreditation. On successful completion of the course candidates will therefore receive certification per their preference. 

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