CAT & Genny - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
£130pp Half Day Training Plus Certificate of Competence

Course Summary

Our CAT & Genny Training course will teach you how to avoid underground cables and pipes whilst excavating roads and pavements.

Cat & Genny training refers to a type of training program designed to educate individuals on the safe use of cable avoidance tools (CAT) and signal generators (Genny) in the context of construction and excavation work. These tools are used to detect and locate underground utilities such as electrical cables, water pipes, and gas lines before any excavation or construction work begins.

The CAT device is used to detect the presence of metallic pipes and cables underground, while the Genny generates a signal that can be detected by the CAT device, helping to identify the exact location and depth of the utility.

Our Cat & Genny training covers topics such as:-

  •    Legislation
  •    The Dangers
  •    Planning
  •    Services Locating Devices
  •    Safe Digging
  •    Damage to Services
  •    Safe Backfilling
  •    Theory Assessment
  •    Practical


Upon successful completion , you will be issued with a Training Plus Certificate of Competence valid for 3 Years.

Who is it for?

Anyone connected with excavation will benefit from this course, including planners, safety personnel, site management and all operational staff including machine operators.

You will need

It is recommended that you bring the following:-

  •     Hi-vis jacket
  •     Steel toe-capped boots
  •     Safety glasses
  •     Gloves
Your skill level

No formal qualifications is necessary for the CAT & Genny Training Course.


Do I pay for my training in advance?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.