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Cat & Genny

Fri 06 Mar, 2020
08:30 - 16:30
WS Training Limited, Manor Barn, Church Road, Great Barton, Suffolk, IP31 2QR, WS Training Limited, Manor Barn, Church Road, Great Barton, Suffolk, IP31 2QR


Course Title: CAT and Genny – Unit 1 of New Roads and Street Works - Location and Avoidance of Underground Services


Course Overview:


SQA certified - Operatives and Supervisors


Intended for operatives and/or supervisors involved in road and streetworks.


The course will cover all areas of the New Roads & Streetworks Act for Location & Avoidance of Underground Services.  Combining teaching with practical assessment delegates will undertake recognised training and assessment.




A suitable location where the candidate can demonstrate competence locating a range of services, either on or off site.

Cable locator (signal generator optional) and Utility plans to include BT, Gas, Water and Electric cables.

A minimum of three services to locate and trace, i.e. BT, Gas, Water and Electric cables.

A range of services for the candidate to identify, both damaged and undamaged. This range should include all mentioned in the standards as well as the more modern ones.


Course Content:


The candidate must be able to:

·         Interpret the utility plans and point out on the ground where the services are and interpret the symbols on the plans.

·         Recognise a range of services commonly found when carrying out excavations.

·         Identify the risks of damage to services and the implications of such damage to Gas, Water and Electricity.

·         Use cable location equipment to find and trace underground services. (At least three to include BT and Electric cables).

·         Describe the services that cannot be found with conventional cable location equipment.

·         Conduct the activities safely.

·         Provide sufficient knowledge evidence by way of oral or written questions.

SWQR cards are only valid for 5 years.  Delegates will have 6 months before or 6 months after the renewal date to sit the re-assessment exams (please note that delegates will not be covered for the 6 months after the renewal date)




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