CAT4 & Genny Operator Course (inc Data Logging)

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Course Overview

Our CAT4 and Signal Generator Operator (inc Data Logging) Course delivers a minimum of 6 hours of theory and practical instruction and is designed to teach up to a maximum of 8 delegates, providing the essential knowledge needed to safely and correctly operate a Radio Detection CAT 4 Cable Avoidance Tool along with a Genny4 when tracing underground services. The afternoon session is dedicated to the CAT Manager and CAT Manager Online modules where delegates will learn how to interpret usage behaviours, explore surveyed locations using google maps and produce surveys and usage reports to be exported.

The course involves hands on use of the Radiodetection CAT4+, eCAT4 and gCAT4 along with the Genny4 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.

This course consists of a training room lecture, DVD presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

The CAT4 and Signal Generator Operator (inc Data Logging) Course is intended for those who operate, supervise or manage the use of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators in the workplace to avoid the dangers of underground services and who require an understanding of the CAT Manager in order to interpret the usage of this equipment. There are no prerequisites for this course, although an understanding of underground services, utility plans and cable avoidance tools are an advantage. It is recommended that delegates are literate with the use of computers.

Since the safe use of cable avoidance tools require that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, English literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any user.

For best results, delegates should bring along a suitable laptop computer already loaded with CAT Manager. Click here to register your account. For guidance on how to download the software, please click here. It is recommended that delegates complete stages one and two of the set up before attending the course.

Upon successful completion of this course delegate will receive a Kentec E- Certificate of Training, valid for 3 years.

This popular course includes the following:

  • The Reasons for locating underground services
    • Plans
    • HSG47
  • The Theory of Locating Services
  • Range of Modes
    • Avoidance Locate (A)
    • Power Signal Locate (P)
    • Radio Signal Locate (R)
    • Generator Signal Locate (G)
    • Depth Measurements
  • Range of Features available on the CAT4+, eCAT4, eCAT4+, gCAT4 and Genny4
    • Dynamic Overload Protection
    • Depth Estimation
    • Strike Alert
    • Swing Warning
    • Data Logging
    • CAL Safe
    • Service Due Indicator
    • eCert
  • A practical session using the CAT4+, eCAT4, eCAT4+, gCAT4 and Genny4
  • Practical data logging, transfer and analysis session
  • Written Assessment

"Very good, engaging instructor. Course well delivered. Enjoyed the practical part as I learnt a lot from the hands on experience"
- Luke Mercer

"Very good instructor/trainer. Enjoyed the course"
- Lucas Bloufold

"Very informative & well presented and relevant"
- Stephen Measures

"Really pleased with how it was explained and I will be booking more courses with Kentec again"
- Lance Dagostino

"The instructor demonstrated a vast knowledge of the subject and gave good examples based on his own personal experience"
- Lee Daniels