Category 1 – Locate Underground Services

The safety-critical course includes both theoretical and practical assessments in order to increase the knowledge required to safely detect buried utility services. Often referred to as HSG47 or Cat & Genny training our instruction goes beyond traditional ‘in-house’ sessions and is mapped to both EUSR and National Occupational Standards.

The one-day course can accommodate up to 8 delegates per day.

£210.00 (£252.00 incl. VAT)

 12 Spaces Available

SKU: CC003 Category: Tag:


Course Objectives

  • Underground legislation and guidance pertaining to underground services. Examples are: HSG47, HSWA 1974, HSG150, EUSMUNC06 and EUSEPUS044
  • Interpret utility drawings and line search documents
  • Demonstrate usage of cable location devices (Cat & Genny) in order to locate utility services
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with carrying out ground survey detection
  • Accept the limitations of underground utility detection equipment and drawings
  • Grasp the true costs of utility ‘strikes’ to contractors, stakeholders and wider society

Guided Learning Hours

The minimum guided learning hours for a EUSR Category 1: Locate Utility Services (HSG47), is six hours.

Who will benefit?

Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee and/or carry out work employing underground services detection devices.

Individuals who need to understand utility drawings and/or employ service detection equipment in order to successfully locate a wide variety of underground services.


  • EUSR photo id card with qualification stated on back of card
  • Cable Connections Limited Training certificate


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