Sygma Solutions provide training in using CAT & Genny equipment to locate buried cables and underground utilities. CAT & Genny training courses cover use of the Radiodetection CAT 3, CAT 4 and Genny4 equipment and range from a one day Cable Location Course through to a TSA (The Survey Association) approved five day Utility Surveyor Course. For details of course contents see below.
At Sygma Solutions we combine our extensive Utility Surveying knowledge and expertise with unparalleled worldwide experience working with manufacturers of Cable Locators. We also have a established position in our industry supported by a proven track record in reducing utility strikes between contractors and utility companies.
We offer a range of courses which differ considerably from standard Cable Avoidance courses where you’ll find much of the content is based around Power and Radio passive use.
Our courses primarily utilise the Genny to cover a wide range of techniques and applications which many operatives have never seen before. This allows us to demonstrate the improved success rate offered when the Genny is used properly.
This course will ensure:
The course is assessed by multiple choice examination. After operatives have carried out all their classroom and site based training they will return to complete their written assessment paper. A minimum pass mark of 70% is required. Other arrangements, such as aural assessment can be offered to operatives with dyslexia or other reading difficulties.
The course will also be assessed during the on-site training. Operatives will be assessed on their ability to locate and mark up buried services using all modes. Operatives will be split into teams of two and set an individual objective to locate every service in a specific area using STATS plans and the necessary equipment.
All operatives will study the following modules in the classroom:
Alongside their classroom-based study, operatives will also train in a number of areas on-site.
Using service plans and existing site information the indicated routes of buried mains and services will be ascertained and operatives will learn the importance of carrying out visual site checks before beginning any work.
Operatives will also be trained on-site in the use of the equipment needed in all modes including:
Operatives will also learn how to use the Genny4 effectively and correctly in all its modes and will understand the benefits of using the CAT and Genny combination in all circumstances, including the benefits of dual frequencies in practice.
On-site training will also ensure operatives understand how to effectively locate “problem” services such as street lighting and small service / communications cables.