Navigating the Depths Safely: NPORS Cable Avoidance Tool Training 

Unlock the secrets beneath the surface with our Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) Training, a comprehensive program designed for professionals and enthusiasts alike. In an age where underground utilities crisscross our landscape, mastering the use of CATs is paramount to prevent damage and ensure safety.

Why CAT Training Matters:

Excavation work carries inherent risks, especially when it comes to encountering buried cables and utilities. CAT Training is indispensable for:

  1. Damage Prevention:
    • Learn to use CATs to avoid accidental damage to underground utilities, preventing disruptions and ensuring a safer work environment.
  2. Legal Compliance:
    • Understand the legal obligations surrounding excavation work and the use of cable avoidance tools to comply with industry regulations.
  3. Efficient Workflow:
    • Maximize work efficiency by confidently navigating subsurface structures, minimizing delays and project disruptions.
  4. Safety First:
    • Prioritize the safety of yourself and your team by mastering techniques for accurate cable detection.

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What CAT Training Covers:
  1. CAT Operation:
    • Understand the functionalities and operation of Cable Avoidance Tools, including signal interpretation and depth estimation.
  2. Utility Mapping:
    • Learn to interpret utility maps and understand the importance of accurately marking out the locations of buried services.
  3. Best Practices:
    • Acquire industry-best practices for using CATs in various terrains and conditions, ensuring reliable and precise results.
  4. Emergency Response:
    • Develop strategies for dealing with unexpected situations, including the discovery of unidentified utilities during excavation.

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Benefits of CAT Training:
  1. Accurate Utility Location:
    • Master the art of pinpointing the location of underground utilities accurately, minimizing the risk of accidental damage.
  2. Time and Cost Savings:
    • Enhance project efficiency by avoiding delays caused by utility strikes, resulting in cost savings and improved workflow.
  3. Risk Mitigation:
    • Reduce the risk of injuries and property damage by adopting safe and effective cable avoidance practices.

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NPORS Cable Avoidance Tool Training & Testing 

Our CAT Training program is led by experienced instructors with a proven track record in utility detection. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the underground landscape safely and efficiently.

Testing involves assessing participants’ knowledge, understanding of safety protocols, and practical skills related to operating a CAT & Genny safely and effectively.

All the NPORS courses consist of a theory session, which for novice courses include full training and presentation.  Refresher and test courses are just a recap of training any changes in legislation or updates on new regulations etc.   Whereas Experienced Workers Tests, are straight in to the theory test, which consists of 5 questions to answer in full, and 20 multiple choice. The theory test required pass mark is 80%.

If you have specific questions or need more information about NPORS CAT Training, please feel free to ask.

So why use Kentra Training?  As many of you know Kentra was established in 1997 by Norman Kennish. Straight away the company registered with NPORS as a training provider. Our registration is number 66 and as such we are now one of the longest serving TP’s with them, delivering nearly 100 different training courses, including our own unique NPORS Small Plant and Portable Tools course and also the NPORS Cable Avoidance Tool Training, which is what this blog is about.

Join our CAT Training program and become a master at navigating the depths safely. Whether you’re a construction professional or simply curious about underground utilities, this training is your key to preventing disruptions and ensuring the safety of your projects.

Arranging a course

Arranging training with us is simple, contact us through the webpage , email the office on   or give us a call on 01606 832 556 and we can talk you through the different options available.     It really couldn’t be easier to trained as competent operator, we are waiting to help you.