CASA Safety Training Services
TRAINING COURSE FACT SHEET
CAT and GENNY - Avoidance of Underground Services & Safe Digging Practices
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.
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
Suitably qualified instructor with practical safety training experience who has many years experience in the construction industry.
A maximum of 10 delegates to one instructor.
1 day course for more experienced employees who have undergone previous health and safety training.
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.