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Cable and Pipe Avoidance


½ Day

Course Description

Course Outline

Course Title: Cable and Pipe Avoidance

Duration: Half Day

Who Is Course Designed For:

This course is designed to ensure all candidates have an improved awareness of HSG47. It outlines the potential dangers of working near underground services and gives advice on how to reduce any direct risks to peoples' health and safety, as well as the indirect risks arising through damage to services. It includes the use of CAT3 & CAT4 cable avoidance tools.

Course Content:

1. Legislation

2. HSG47

3. Dangers Associated to Cables

4. Plans and planning

5. Safe Systems of Work

6. Safe Digging Practices

7. CAT3, Genny 3 & CAT4+, Genny 4 Functions

8. Practice session

An estimated 60,000 underground cable strikes occur every year, which can cause serious injury or death and cost businesses millions of pounds in associated damages and compensation costs.

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) can help you to: 

• improve health and safety in your industry 

• have the right people for the right job at the right time to manage the risks on site 

• focus on effective planning and manage the risk - not the paperwork

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Course contact Info

Date Posted:
18 December, 2014

Contact Details:
Kelly Green
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