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N304 - Cat & Genny

Course Introduction

The NPORS 304 Cat & Genny course is a comprehensive training program specifically developed to equip individuals with the essential knowledge and skills required for the safe and efficient utilization of cable avoidance tools (CAT) and signal generators (GENNY) when working in proximity to buried services. This course is of paramount importance in industries such as construction, utilities, and infrastructure maintenance, where underground services like electrical cables, water pipes, and gas lines are commonly encountered.

The primary objective of the course is to educate participants on the principles of locating and avoiding buried services to prevent accidents, service disruptions, and costly repairs. Students will learn how to effectively operate CAT and GENNY devices, which are vital tools in this endeavor. CAT devices are used to detect the presence of buried metallic utilities, while GENNY units emit signals that can be traced by CAT devices, aiding in service identification and mapping.

The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including the theoretical principles of electromagnetic field detection, ground conditions, and the interpretation of CAT and GENNY readings. Participants will gain practical experience in real-world scenarios to hone their skills in identifying and marking the location of buried services accurately. Safety measures and best practices are also emphasized to minimize the risks associated with excavation and construction near utilities.

Upon successful completion of the NPORS 304 Cat & Genny course, individuals will be well-equipped to play a critical role in ensuring the safety and integrity of buried services.

Course Information

Those who are required to Use a Cat & Genny as part of their work duties, as well as those who need to safely locate & avoid underground services before and during excavation work. 

Delegate Requirements – Delegates should be physically fit, in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.

Novice – This course is designed for the complete Novice delegate.

Experienced – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 3 months.

Refresher – Delegates must have already attended a course and have valid proof in the form of certification.

Experienced Worker Test (EWA) – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 2 years.

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

Founded in 1992, NPORS was formed to challenge the status quo within the construction industry and we are as dedicated to the goal of ensuring standards today as the day it all began.

NPORS stands firm on the principles it was founded on; supporting industry, regulated training and testing, consistent improvement, equal opportunities and transparency about how we work. Since it’s beginnings, NPORS has continued to progress to be a trusted and recognised name in the industry, offering employers a credible training alternative.

All delegates who attend our NPORS accredited course will receive an NPORS ID Card and Registration.

This course is approved for CITB Levy Funding.

We are a CITB Approved Training Organisation and will process your levy payment if you are a registered company.

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For Prices, Availability & Bookings Please Call 03331 888 111