CAG - CAT and Genny


This CAT and Genny course addresses techniques and precautions for safe working prior to excavating highways, footpaths etc. The course emphasises the need to use CAT and Genny together and the need for Operatives to undertake the function check at periodic intervals.

The course involves hands on use of the actual locators to detect and trace the route of buried underground services. This will cover the different types of buried services that exist, current legislation and best practice concerning detecting buried services, the safety implications of not using a locator and associated ancillary equipment, use of local utility plans, observation of evidence in the street etc.


Content covered during this course include:

  • Identify the components of the CAT & Genny
  • State the function of each component part
  • Identify the correct procedures for obtaining the best results from the CAT & Genny
  • Identify the types of plant that cannot be located by the CAT used without the Genny
  • Identify the types of plant that cannot be located by the CAT and Genny when used together
  • Demonstrate the safe techniques for: using the CAT to detect pipes and cables located underground using power (p), radio (r) & genny (g); signal with the Genny in both induction and connection mode; operating the function check

Course Information

Course duration

  • Half day training

Assessment & exams

  • Delegates will be assessed continuously during the course and via multiple choice exam paper


  • On successful completion of this course, delegates will receive a CMT certificate and ID Card

Booking and further information

For further information or to book a place please call 08433 301236 or email us