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Cable Avoidance Course

Cable Avoidance Course £599.00 + Vat for up to 8 persons.

We can train additional persons (up to a maximum of 12 persons in total on each course) at the cost of £20 per extra person to cover the additional practice time, registration and certificate.

Costs based on delivery at your place of work/venue.

Who is this course aimed at?

For persons that in their workplace penetrate the ground substrate and the requirement of adhering to HSE’s guidance HSG47. Successful delegates are awarded with a certificate valid for 3 years.


4 hours over half a day

Course Contents

Course objectives

  • Regulations and duties of the employee
  • Elements of a safe system of work for digging
  • Controls of cable detection equipment
  • Limitations of cable detection equipment
  • Use of cable detection equipment – locator and signal generator
  • Use of water divining / dowsing rods
  • Calibration and pre-use checks
  • Formal assessment

The training venue will require the following:

  • A suitable inside room for theory training that will be uninterrupted (with an electric socket point)
  • Access to welfare – toilets, running water, suitable temperature, etc
  • A suitably sized secure outdoors practical training area with underground services that is away from any activities

The candidate(s) should:

  • Possess the necessary level of mental fitness and learning ability required to meet the course contents above
  • Possess a reasonable degree of physical fitness to meet the course content above

MHTO Training will provide:

  • The Trainer/Examiner
  • All training materials and handouts
  • Projector, screen, flip chart, videos and presentation
  • Training equipment – Locator, signal generator, attachments and divining rods

50p per mile travel to and from Frimley Surrey.

Please call 07946 498 049

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