Derby NRSWA Cat & Genny Course

Gain your NRSWA Cat & Genny qualification by attending the 1 day course in Derby.

Derby NRSWA Cat & Genny Course

Previously known as Unit 1, the Unit LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus or Cat and Genny course will give you the skills you need to work with and around underground utilities safely.

There are 2 elements to the 1 day Cat and Genny course, theory and practical. The days course will start off with going over all of the theory aspect of locating and avoiding underground apparatus, this is delivered via PowerPoint presentations, videos, printouts, case studies and other methods. 
Then once the theory is completed attendees will get hands-on training with a real Cat and Genny, so that they can get a feel for what it's like to handle this type of device. At the end of the day, there will be an open book exam comprising 20 multiple-choice questions. 
Upon successful completion of the NRSWA Cat & Genny Course in Derby you will: 
  • Know how to safely operate the CAT & Genny device.
  • Be able to read and correctly interpret public utility service plans.
  • Be able to locate underground services using the CAT tool.
  • Understand HSG 47 regulations related to underground services.
  • Create a plan that accurately indicates the location of any underground services.
  • Have knowledge of required PPE.

Those who successfully complete the NRSWA Cat and Genny course in Derby will receive certification from Cabwi, City & Guilds, SQA, Lantra or another licensed certification body. Certification will be valid for 5 years and be accompanied by an SWQR card with your certification number, qualifications and expiry date. 

 The 1-day NRSWA Unit LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus course is for anyone who needs to safely locate and avoid underground apparatus during their work on the local authority roads and paths. Whether that be in order to dig up the road and lay new tarmac or to check fibre cables underground, as just 2 examples.

The underground apparatus will include electrical cables, gas pipes, water mains and fiber optics. 

Also known as the cat and genny course it is for both Streetworks operatives and supervisors. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

 Below are the 5 most commonly booked Streetworks courses: 
- Unit LA - Location and avoidance of underground services (Cat & Genny) 
- Unit 2(O1) - Signing, lighting, guarding 
- Unit 10(S1) - Monitoring signing, lighting, guarding 
- Full 5 day Operative course 
- Full 5 day Supervisor course 
If you are unsure which course you require we recommend checking with your employer or the local council. 

Yes. Unit LA (previously known as unit 1) is for both Streetworks operatives and supervisors working on the roads, they do not require a separate qualification. 

The NRSWA Streetworks Unit LA is specifically for those who need to located underground apparatus whilst working on the UK roads and highways. It is a key unit which you need if you intend to qualify in any of the Streetworks excavation and reinstatement units. 
If you are not working on the roads you may require the EUSR qualification, or an in-house certification. If you are not sure please drop us a call 0333 301 0226. 

Yes the price includes all your certification and streetworks card.

Yes we offer discounts for group bookings call 0333 301 0226.

Yes we can complete training on your site for 6 or more delegates. We can also complete training on evenings and weekends to work around you. Call us on 0333 301 0226.

Yes, you can reschedule up to 14 days before any streetworks course.

Cancellation fees:

Within 30 days of course start date 100% of the total amount is due.

Outside of 30 days of the course there is no cancellation fee.

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