NRSWA Cat & Genny Course in Slough

NRSWA Unit LA Location and avoidance of underground apparatus - Cat & Genny Course in Slough.

Streetworks Unit LA Course in Slough

The Streetworks Cat & Genny course is delivered in a single day. Those who successfully pass the course will receive a certificate and a SWQR photo ID card valid for 5 years. Avoiding underground utility cables, pipes and other items is an essential part of establishing and maintaining a safe and effective worksite. The Unit LA course in Slough provides aspiring streetworks professionals the information and hands-on experience they need to identify and avoid such hazards.

The 1 day NRSWA Streetworks Unit LA - Location and avoidance of underground apparatus is commonly known as the Cat and Genny course, and was previously known as Unit 1.

What to expect on the course?
The course will be split into 2 segments: theoretical and practical. The theoretical aspects of the training will take place during the morning and be delivered in a classroom setting using PowerPoint presentations, printouts, case studies and more. 
Following a break the focus will shift to hands-on training with actual equipment.  Participants will be asked to demonstrate they have absorbed the information by using the equipment to locate underground services in a mock worksite setting. They will be expected to accurately read street plans and to adhere to best practices as taught by the instructor. 
Those who successfully complete the Cat & Genny Course in Slough will be able to: 
  • Operate both the CAT and Genny machines safely and effectively.
  • Read and understand service plans for public utilities.
  • Locate those services underground using the CAT (Cable Avoidance Tool).
  • Understand HSG 47 regulations regarding the avoidance of underground services.
  • Create a plan indicating the location of various services detected.
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge of PPE required to perform their job.

As the course unfolds the instructor will conduct ongoing assessments of participants' understanding of the material. At the conclusion of the day's lessons, there will be a multiple-choice exam consisting of 20 questions. In order to receive Cat & Genny Certification participants will need to answer at least 80% (16 out of 20) correctly. 
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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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