Cable Avoidance Tools


1 Day

Course Code:


Who's it for:

All operatives who uses cable avoidance tools prior to excavating.

Aims and benefits:

To provide the knowledge and skill to enable delegates to accurately and safely use
and maintain underground service location equipment.

Course Content:

  • Understand responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act [HASAWA] 1974
  • and other relevant legislation and guidelines [Provision & Use of Work Equipment
  • Regulation / Manual Handling Regulation / Personal Protective Equipment
  • Regulation]
  • Correct search procedure
  • The function and operation of all controls of the cable avoidance tool [CAT]
  • Inspection and maintenance of the equipment

Training Methods:

  • Classroom/Tutorials
  • Practical Aspect

Methods of Assessment:

  • Written Test
  • Practical Test
  • In House Certification upon successful completion of course
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