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Cable Avoidance Tool

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Max Number of Delegates: 6:1

Duration: 1 Day

Length of Certification: 3 Years

Accreditation: NPORS

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Course Aim

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the trainee operator will be able to proficiently use a Cable Avoidance Tool.

Who Should Attend

This programme is designed for those personnel who are required to use a Cable Avoidance Tools as part of their work role.

Training Methods

A high proportion of hands-on demonstration and practical exercises, supplemented with classroom based tutorials

Additional Information

Delegates attending this course should be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training


Cardiff, Swansea, Client Site.

Course Content

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operative

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer's handbook for the particular equipment to be used and be familiar with other sources of information and relevant legislation

  • Be able to locate and identify the controls of the equipment and explain their functions

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer's and legislative requirements

  • Configure the equipment for use

  • Define underground services

  • Know how to identify the different types of underground services

  • Identify risks that underground services can present and how people may be affected by them

  • Causes of accidents from underground services

  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

  • Carry out detection tasks

  • Identify the risks of excavating near to underground services, and the safe digging practices that should be adopted

  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Course Dates

Start Date

For course dates and prices, contact us today on 01792 587250

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