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CAT and GENNY - Avoidance of Underground Services & Safe Digging Practices

COURSE AIMS

This course of training is to give company personnel the opportunity to understand how cable avoidance tools work; give practice opportunities on locating/identifying underground services that pose a potential hazard; and how safe digging practices form part of a safe system of work.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the main aims of Health & Safety at Work Act, Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations and the Construction (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1996, and HSG 185 (Health & Safety in Excavations), as they relate to excavations and underground services
  • Understand the hazards associated with underground services
  • Be familiar with the various principles of operation of cable avoidance tools and also their limitations
  • Understand the necessity for planning underground service surveys
  • Know the correct survey methods and the appropriate marking methods
  • Know what the safe digging practices are and how to implement them
  • Understand the need for the appropriate emergency procedures

INSTRUCTOR

Suitably qualified instructor with practical safety training experience who has many years experience in the construction industry.

TRAINEE NUMBERS

A maximum of 10 delegates to one instructor.

COURSE DURATION

1 day course for more experienced employees who have undergone previous health and safety training.

ACHIEVEMENT MEASURE

Skill, knowledge and competence will be assessed throughout the course by the use of questions/answers, practical skill in using cable avoidance tools, and a final assessment by written questionnaire, achieving 80% correct.


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