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The Cable Avoidance Basic Operator course is suitable for anyone who has a responsibility for identifying, locating and marking underground services.
The Cable Avoidance Basic Operator course for Underground Cable Avoidance has been designed for operatives who are required to locate underground services as part of a safe system of work for excavation. It is essential for anyone involved in excavation work on construction sites, roads or industrial estates etc. The course will provide learners with the necessary skills required to locate underground services using utility drawings, including the use and maintenance of a CAT and Genny as a Basic Operator (BO).
Learners will develop their knowledge and skills, to include:
In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is eight.
Learners will sit a short theoretical test, followed by a practical assessment.
Upon successful completion of the Cable Avoidance Basic Operator training, learners will receive an Essential Site Skills certificate which is valid for 3 years, along with a White Basic Operator ID card.
Learners can also work towards an Advanced Operators ID card over a period of 0-6 months on site, at no charge, gaining further experience and competency as they use and operate a CAT, with a Genny, in a real time environment. Details will be provided at the time of booking.