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Utility Avoidance Including use of Cable Avoidance Tools

Utility Avoidance Including use of Cable Avoidance Tools

Course Duration: 1 day - 6 guided learning hours

Course Locations:  Aberdeen, Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Castleford, Manchester, Wellingborough, Rainham, Heathrow, Southampton and Exeter.

ESS are also able to offer Nationwide onsite Training subject to availability and necessary approvals.

Utility Avoidance Including use of Cable Avoidance Tools

Extending beyond the features and functions of cable avoidance tools, this ESS course aims to provide delegates with an understanding in the essential elements that constitute a safe system of work and how to get the best results when scanning for buried utilities. This will aid you to help you to protect your workforce and buried infrastructure.

The course intertwines theoretical and practical content aimed to engage participants throughout the day, facilitating open discussions on best practices and ways to improve existing processes in order to reduce utility damage and personal harm.

Theoretical Content
Theoretical Content
  • Overview of the cable avoidance tools (C.A.T’s) and signal transmitters (Gennys) features and functions. (As standard this would be a gC.A.T4+ and Genny4)
  • The use of accessories to improve the detection of buried utilities. 
  • An understanding on how cable avoidance tools work
  • Effective ways to scan for buried utilities including the importance and use of signal transmitters
  • The benefits of using data enabled systems
  • Relative health and safety guidance including HSG47 and the need to work within and maintain a safe system of work
Practical Content
Practical Content
  • Product familiarisation and pre use checks.
  • Assessing site safety 
  • Use of utility maps and/or observational based evidence of utilities.
  • Use of the cable avoidance tool to conduct a utility scan & mark up.
  • Use of the signal transmitter in induction and connection modes
  • Use of the locator and transmitter to further interrogate the area including depth estimates and nulling utilities out
  • Review of the scan process against utility maps and observation based assessment  
  • Final knowledge Q&A assessment

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