EUSR Energy and Utilities Skills Register

Ajs Training are approved EUSR training provider for Category 1 and 2

EUSR Category 1 & Category 2 Training

This course is designed for those who are working around excavations to safely detect utility services using recognised and approved detection methods.


Delegates will be trained in how to correctly use a CAT and Genny to locate buried services, as well as safe excavating techniques.


This is a 1 1/2 Days course with a minimum of 9 hours training time

EUSR CAT 1 & 2 combined Course

Category 1 : Locate Utility Services safely HSG47

Category 2 : Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating practices



  • Relevant legislation and how it relates to using equipment such as CAT Genny
  • The purpose of the CAT and Genny as they relate to construction works
  • The purpose of carrying out an on-site survey of existing services and different types of surveys available
  • The correct PPE that workers need to wear
  • How to identify different services from site plans and in-situ in the ground
  • The hazards and risks of working in and around existing underground services
  • The different functions of the CAT and what they mean
  • The different functions of the Genny and what they mean
  • Safe digging practices around underground services including digging of trial holes and supporting excavations correctly
  • BSI PAS 128 is – understanding what this is and what the different survey types are under BSI PAS 128
  • How to deal with damaged services and what the implications are of service strikes
  • How to identify different soil types when excavating and the dangers of collapse
  • How vibration and water ingress can affect the stability of an excavation
  • The requirement for correct segregation when working around excavations
  • How to comply with environmental requirements regarding the storage of excavated soil
  • Understanding the different types of tools that can be used for excavation works


Delegates’ will be assessed on their knowledge on risk assessment and permits.  (Guidance will be given where needed).

Following on from this, delegates will be assessed against specific criteria using the CAT and Genny to locate services.  They will also be assessed on safe excavation practices using correct tools once the services have been found.

After successfully completing the training and passing both assessments, delegates will be awarded an EUSR card which is valid for 3 years.


Delegates must be able to read, write and understand English.


This course can be carried out at our training centres in Sussex and South Wales or anywhere on site throughout the UK and Ireland as long as the site meets the course requirements.

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  • Ajs Training Ltd, Unit 12, Coldharbour Farm, Whitesmith Lane, Chiddingly, East Sussex, BN8 6HB
  • 01323 441 680

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