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HSG47 CAT & Genny 2 Day Course2017-12-13T16:26:49+00:00

Quality Technical Training for the Power Industry

HSG47 CAT & Genny 2 Day Training Course

Course Overview

Duration  Two days

Course aims

To ensure attendees have a thorough working knowledge of the requirements of HSG47, cable avoidance tools and other technology that can be used successfully to continue to reduce the risks from the danger of underground service damage incidents. Successful completion of this course provides evidence for the employer to appoint employees as permit issuers (i.e permit to dig or ground disturbance permit) and/or CAT & Genny operators/surveyors.

Course Objectives                  

On successful completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the requirements of HSG47
  • Understand why it is important that HSG47 is complied with
  • Understand roles and responsibilities under HSG47
  • Successfully use a CAT & Genny in all modes to locate buried services
  • Understand what measures are necessary to correctly use a CAT & Genny in the vicinity of High Voltage Equipment (Substations and Overhead Lines) as well as other work locations
  • Understand how to correctly interpret buried service plans
  • Understand the hazards associated with carrying out excavation activities and can explain the control measures necessary to ensure the safety of personnel
  • Explain how CAT & Genny locate buried services and what can and can’t be detected using cable avoidance tools
  • Understand how to prepare a safe system of work (Risk assessment/method statement) for personnel to carryout work involving ground disturbance activities.

Pre Requisites   If attending a course on a National Grid substation all delegates are required to hold National Grid Person authorisation and be BESC/AME registered.

Course Content

  • Pre-course questionnaire review
  • Introduction to HSG47
  • Requirements of HSG47
  • Utility plans and their limitations
  • Ground mapping
  • How cable avoidance tools work
  • What can and can’t be detected with the CAT alone
  • What can and can’t be detected with the CAT and Genny together
  • Modes of operation
  • Correct survey techniques
  • Dangers associated with excavating/ground disturbance
  • Hands on practical of CAT & Genny
  • Practical and theoretical assessments

Who Should Attend

Aimed at: Site Managers, Engineers, Project Managers, Foreman and Asset Owners as well as Ground Workers and Plant Operators.

This course is aimed at all personnel involved in commissioning, planning, managing and carrying out work on or near underground services as well as the owners and operators of the buried services.

Final Qualification

Energy & Utility skills registration and I.D card, valid for three years.

Anything Else

Pre Requisites  If attending a course on a National Grid substation all delegates are required to hold National Grid Person authorisation and be BESC/AME registered.

PPE requirements when attending courses on National Grid Sites

 National Grid safety line policy PPE – All items are COMPULSORY

Safety Helmet

Light Eye Protection

Hearing Protection

Overalls or Coveralls

Gloves

Safety Boots with ankle support are mandatory (rigger boots are not permitted)

High Visibility Jacket or Waistcoat

PPE requirements when attending courses at other locations

Safety Boots

High Visibility Jacket or Waistcoat