Cable Avoidance for Managers – Remote Video Learning


ESS Certificate

Course duration

1 Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

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The Cable Avoidance For Managers - Remote Video Learning course is for anyone who has functional responsibility for controlling underground service risks on a construction site, such as site supervisors, site managers, project managers, safety managers.

Cable Avoidance For Managers - Remote Video Learning Course Overview

Delivered via video learning (zoom), this Management, Planning and Permit course for Underground Cable Avoidance has been designed to give all tiers of management a more advanced understanding and awareness to implement a safer system of work iaw HSG47 and industry best practice.

Cable Avoidance For Managers - Remote Video Learning Course Content

  • Overview of statistical analysis and legislation, specifically HSG47
  • Dangers, hazards associated with underground service detection
  • Risk assessment
  • Map & marking familiarisation
  • Street furniture
  • Safe digging practices
  • Cable Avoidance Tool and Genny features and usage overview – for this we shall use the widely popular SPX CAT4
  • Data acquisition and logging introduction
  • Permit to dig and its requirement
  • Accident reporting and investigation basics
  • USAG and wider info

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this Cable Avoidance for Managers course, however those attending are likely to have a functional responsibility within the workplace for controlling or managing underground service detection.

Learner Numbers

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 ten.

Learners will undergo formative questioning throughout the course to gage understanding.

Upon successful completion of the Cable Avoidance For Managers - Remote Video Learning training, learners will receive an Essential Site Skills certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Zero Strike Rate Target

Approximately, there are 60,000 cable strikes per year in the construction industry throughout the UK with many resulting in costly delays and repairs to both infrastructure and reputations. Worse still, strikes may also lead to life changing injuries, or even a death to one of our workers.

A ZERO strike rate target is not beyond impossibility, so long as you equip your workforce with the correct training, knowledge, instruction information and supervision.

Other Available Training Courses

- Cable Avoidance Course – Basic Operator

Equipment Supply

Essential Site Skills are a trusted and authorised supplier of Radiodetection equipment available to all industries. We provide market beating cost effective solutions across models including:

  • C.A.T4, C.A.T4+, e C.A.T4, e C.A.T4+, g C.A.T4, g C.A.T4+ (Approved for use on UK’s rail infrastructure)
  • Genny4 - TX1, 5 or 10
  • RD7100 SL, DL, PL, TL
  • Full suite of accessories including bags, clamps, rechargeable battery packs, sondes and more!

New Purchasing Customer Special Offer: 10% discount on any CAT4 range options and Genny4. 

To find out more about our wide range of detection equipment and pricing email [email protected]