Cat & Genny Operator Course (RD Locators)

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Course Overview

Our CAT & Genny Operator course (RD Locators) delivers a minimum of 6 hours of theory and practical instruction, training and assessment and is designed to teach up to 6 delegates. Buried Utilities represent a major hazard to construction workers and poorly planned excavations can cause cable or pipe damage resulting in personal injury, costly repairs and delays. Our Cable and Pipe avoidance courses cover the reasons for using locators, the theory of locating services and safe systems of work covered in HSG47.

Our qualified trainers are all experienced in using cable and pipe locators in a wide range of situations. The courses are carried out in a friendly, relaxed manner and the theoretical content is covered in easy-to-understand terms.

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

The CAT & Genny Operator course (RD Locators) is aimed at Managers, Supervisors and Operatives in construction, utilities, telecommunications and petrochemical industries who are required to locate underground apparatus and services during planned excavations using the RD7000 and RD8000 units of the SPX RadioDetection RD Range Location Tools.

This course involves hands on use of the actual locators to detect and trace the route of buried 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.

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.

Successful delegates will receive a CAT & Genny Operator (RD Locators) e-certification accredited by Kentec Training valid for a period of 3 years from the date of the course.

The agenda for the CAT & Genny Operator course (RD Locators) includes:

  • The theory of Locating Underground Services
  • The reasons for using RD7/8000 locators
  • RD7000/8000 locator menu options
  • Self Test Option
  • TX Signal Generator
  • Range of Location Modes on the RD7/8000
  • Written Assessment
  • An outside Practical Instruction
  • Practical Assessment Session

"Great course, excellent instruction. Learnt so much more than previous courses. Thanks"
- John Gulliver

"Very knowledgeable and approachable instructor. Really enjoyed the course"
- Olivia Prior

"Kentec Training deliver outstanding training on the use of Cat and Genny equipment. The training is both informative and delivered with good style and pace. The practical session as well as the classroom section ensure all staff that may need to rely on this piece of equipment for their safety can do so with confidence"
- Keith Hole

"Fantastic Course I learnt a lot, many thanks"
- Alan Murphy

"Clear explanation throughout the theory and practical sessions. Learnt a lot on this course. Excellent value for money"
- Kevin Blackman