NPORS Cat & Genny Training N304

The NPORS Cat & Genny training course addresses both the theory and practical aspects of safely using a Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) and Signal Generator (Genny).

Students will be taught essentials on how to use the equipment before a practical element where they will be shown how to correctly trace and mark underground service lines with the NPORS test at the end.

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    The level of training you need to get your NPORS card will vary from person to person, it will depend on your level of experience. Contact our team to discuss which is the best option for you.

    We will find the course you need at a date and venue that is right for you.

    NPORS Cat & Genny Agenda

    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the industry and their roles and responsibilities
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant regulations, standards and legislation
    • Identify services on plans for water, gas, electricity and telecommunications
    • Survey a site for visual indications of services being present
    • Point out on the ground where services are, in relation to the plans
    • Identify damage to samples of different types of underground apparatus
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the risks and implications of damaged underground apparatus
    • Conduct all pre-operation checks
    • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
    • Correctly use the equipment to scan an area for underground apparatus and record the findings
    • Mark the site clearly to show the location of underground apparatus
    • Correctly clean equipment, remove the battery pack and stow away


    This is a 1 day course

    NPORS Cat & Genny Training Course Assessment

    Candidates will take a verbal theory test, and complete a practical assessment. Successful candidates will receive a NPORS Operator Card which lasts for 3 years. 

    To maintain your card and registration with NPORS, operators are advised to complete a 1 Day NPORS Refresher Course every 3 years.

    Who Should Attend?

    This NPORS Cat & Genny training course is beneficial to anyone involved in work associated with excavation. This includes individuals employed in construction and utility maintenance that are looking to obtain their NPORS Operator Card.

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    After booking your course please let us know if you require the NPORS/CSCS Card (required for construction industry) or the traditional NPORS card (suitable for sectors other than construction).

    For entrants that wish to apply for the NPORS Traditional Card, there is no requirement to do an NVQ qualification. 

    All operators who require the NPORS/CSCS card must have completed the CSCS HSE Operatives touch screen test within the last 2 years.


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