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Cable Avoidance Training (1 day) - Group Course

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  • Learn to use the C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generator
  • Understand how to avoid danger from underground services (HSG 47)
  • Includes both theory and practical sessions lasting about 3 ½ hours
  • Train up to 10 delegates in one session
  • Can be at your site or at the Instrotech Training Centre in Watford.
£778.80 £649.00

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This course is meant to teach candidates how to use the C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generator (CAT & Genny) and how to avoid danger from underground services. It includes Theory and Practical interactive sessions for a better transfer of knowledge.

The theoretical part will cover the following the topics:

  • Why we use a detector
  • Check that detector and generator is working correctly
  • Types of underground services and their associated dangers
  • HSG 47 and a safe system of work
  • Plans and their sources and limitations
  • The detector and its controls
  • The batteries and associated problems
  • Power mode, how the machine picks up signals
  • Reasons why the machine will not find a service in Power Mode
  • Search patterns
  • The use of Sensitivity
  • How the machine must be held
  • Radio Mode
  • Generator Mode
  • The signal generator and its controls: Connected Mode, Induction Mode, The Depth Button*
  • Accessories

All the above are covered in a question and answer style to allow the trainer to assess the understanding of the trainees.

The practical side will take the trainees through the following steps:

  • Search an area to try and find some services, making sure the trainees succeed in accurately finding services in power mode. (The trainer will ensure that no one is developing any bad habits – swinging, walking in curves and poor use of sensitivity).
  • Having made sure all trainees have ‘had a go’ then show the correct technique and pinpoint service.
  • Make sure everyone is standing above the service and show both techniques for direction of services. Discuss the merits of each technique
  • Show the effect of walking along a service
  • Search again in Radio and Generator modes
  • Signal generator: Show how to use in Induced mode and in Connected mode
  • Use of the Depth button *
  • Show the effect of moving the generator/ (Null Technique)
  • Show connected mode allow trainees to connect to a services and show potential problems
  • Show use of clamp (as appropriate)
  • Show use of Sonde (as appropriate
  • Trainees to connect to a separate service

The course will also cover problems that might arise:

  • Multiple signal and accuracy issues
  • Depth measurement
  • Fences, crash barriers, reinforcing in concrete
  • Swinging detectors
  • Technique for following lines
  • Use of Clamp *
  • Use of Sonde*
  • Use of Mains Signal Injector *

(* as appropriate to their industry/requirements)

Verbal and Practical assessment

The trainer will ask several questions to each of the trainees concerning the use of the Cable Avoidance Tool.

This course lasts for half-day and can take up to 10 trainees per session. It can be done at your site anywhere in mainland UK or at the Instrotech Training Centre in Watford, where we have ample free parking available on site. The address is:

  • Instrotech Ltd
  • Unit 12, Imperial Park
  • Imperial Way
  • Watford, Hertfordshire
  • WD24 4PP
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