EUSR Category 1 - Locate Utility Services (HSG47)

EUSR Category 1: Locate Utility Services (Cat & Genny Cable Avoidance)

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.

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 
  • Groundforce Training certificate

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