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This is a question everyone should ask before they carry out an excavation, whether it be a footing for a building, a sign base or lighting column hole, the question should remain the same… “what is in the ground?”

As everyone in the construction industry knows, stats and site plans are not always accurate and it is our personal duty as a construction worker to make sure that the site we are working on is safe.

Gas and other utilities aside, It is reported that over 60000 cable strikes occur annually and according to HSE statistics 7% of fatal injuries in the year 2013/2014 were caused by contact with electricity , many of these incidents could have been avoided by simply using the correct cable avoidance and detection tools.

Founded in 1970, Radiodetection has long been a market leader in cable avoidance and detection and with the above in mind they have recently introduced their exciting new C.A.T4 and Genny4 range to the market.

In an ever more regulated industry, the next generation of Radiodetection Cable Avoidance Tools, eC.A.T4+™ and Genny4™, build on over 40 years of CAT and Genny expertise to enable operators to find more buried utilities, faster, not only does it assist the operators to detect the hidden services but also enables the managing staff to check that operators are doing what they should be doing, by using the unique downloadable memory. This is useful in the event of a strike and the ability to prove operators did everything they’re supposed to.

These two innovative tools have been engineered to deliver a step change in capabilities with minimal change in work practices and training requirements.

The eC.A.T4+ and Genny4 range is designed to assist in avoiding buried cables and pipes during excavation, reducing the risk of injury to personnel and damage to utilities. The eC.A.T4+ is designed to detect signals – whether generated by the Genny4, inherently radiating from metallic services, or from the complimentary range of Sondes (Mice) and accessories designed to enable the location of non-conductive services.

eC.A.T4+ and Genny4 is Radiodetection’s most advanced CAT and Genny system to date, designed to deliver optimal performance, higher levels of safety, advanced features and at competitive cost of ownership.

Highway Hire are proud to announce that we now offer cable avoidance tools with both the eC.A.T4+ and Genny4 available for long and short term hire. Call us now for a free no obligation cable avoidance tool hire quote.