Cable Avoidance Tools & Signal Generators

This course is provided by Purple Training Solutions in Yeovil or across the South West at your premises*. The course is available either Purple Training Solutions certificated or NPORS accredited and provides theory and practical instruction on Avoiding Danger from Underground Services in accordance with HSG47

Course aim

To provide delegates with knowledge of current legislation and best practice concerning the detection of buried services. The safety implications of not using all the tools available including the CAT & Genny and ancillary equipment. Use of utility plans, observation and local knowledge.

This is delivered by a mixture of classroom theory and practical hands on use of the latest CAT4 & Genny4

Who should attend

Our CAT & Genny course is suitable for anyone involved in excavation work including excavator operators, utilities personnel, supervisors and managers.


Delegates will be assessed on their input during the whole course and individually tested during a practical session and a written test paper.


On site at your work location* or in our Yeovil training room

Duration approx. 4-6 hours depending on numbers and experience.

Upcoming Courses & Details

We offer this course throughout the year and operate a flexible diary based on demand. For details of our next course and cost please fill out this brief enquiry form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Maximum number of 6 delegates on the NPORS course

NPORS strongly recommend that every delegate has or takes within the previous two years the CITB Health Safety & Environmental Test which will be noted on the photo ID card

*A suitable room with heat, light and power together with seating and tables as required for a minimum number of 4 delegates

**Group discounts may be available

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