Sygma Solutions is the leading provider of cable avoidance training in the UK. Our courses are based on first hand experience in the field. We have cable locator manufacturing experience which means that we understand the equipment inside out: we know how it works, why it works, and what it can – and equally importantly cannot – do.

We have utility mapping experience, working in real on-site conditions, and using the right piece of equipment and application in every situation. We also understand repair and calibration of every type of equipment through our partner company Swan Test & Calibration with 27 years of continuous experience, and approved to repair Radiodetection, C Scope & Kolectric equipment. In short, there is nothing whatsoever that anyone could teach us about underground utility surveying because – without wishing to brag – we know everything there is to know.

It is one thing knowing and understanding everything, and another being able to put it across to someone else in simple language so that they can learn it too, but we have many years of experience in training both in the classroom and out on site, so you can be sure that when your operatives come to our classes they will have the benefit learning from people who will show them everything, leaving nothing out. This includes teaching operatives the limits of a piece of equipment and what it cannot locate, as well as what it can. This is vital, because it prevents operatives from believing that the equipment has located something when it hasn’t. Our job is to ensure that your operatives do not make mistakes.

Our CAT and Genny course covers the reasons for using buried services locators, and includes how to comply with HSG47. It also includes not only health and safety, but the financial implications of a cable strike. When you hit an underground utility, at the very least there will be a delay on site until the utility company has carried out repairs, but there can also be massive financial costs incurred by businesses whose processes have been halted as well. It has not been unknown for a contractor to go out of business as a result of a cable strike.

We also show operatives how to understand buried services plans and the fact that they are not always accurate. Naturally, our courses include complete understanding of the Genny 4, and in addition we can teach the use of CAT manager software and how to analyse the data.

Courses Availability

2 Day Advanced EM Course (RD8100 & VIVAX)

In depth course covering electromagnetic locators, theory and intensive practical on our real world training site.

Cost: £295 per person
Location: Wigan
8th – 9th April
15th – 16th April
20th – 21st May
17th – 18th June

1 Day Mala GPR Module 1 – Theory & Practical

Cost: FOC
Location: Wigan
24th April
5th June

1 Day Mala GPR Module 2 – Post processing

Cost: FOC
Location: Wigan
25th April
6th June

3 Day Advanced GPR – All Manufactures with Dan Bigman Learn

Cost: £995
Location: Wigan
19th -21st June

5 Day TSA & ICES Approved 5 Day Utility Mapping Course

Location: Worcester
20th – 25th May
24th – 29th June
22nd – 27th July

1 Day Public Genny & CAT course – Can Inlcude Level 2 Qual as option

Cost: £95
Location: Wigan
26th April
24th May
21st June

Level 3 Utility Mapping Qualification – All Online

Cost: £245
Location: Online
Dates: To suit

Level 5 Diploma Utility Mapping Qualification – Online workbooks – followed by assessment

Cost £1100 + Reg Fee
Location: Sygma training centre or your site
Dates: To suit.

Public Cat & Genny Training can also include Proqual Level 2 if requested

22nd March, 26th April
24th May, 21st June, 26th July

Sygma PAS 128 Utility Surveyor Training Including Proqual Level 3 Utility Mapping and Surveying

25th March, 29th April
20th May, 24th June, 22nd July
19th August, 23rd September, 21st October
18th November, 09th December

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