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Cable detectors

Cable and Pipe Detection Tools 

For electric cable detector hire , visit Best at hire, your national tool hire centre.

Each year some site workers who are involved in digging work are injured as a result of inadvertently striking buried utilities such as gas pipelines or electricity cables.  Cable avoidance tools (or CAT detectors) are used to accurately locate cables that are buried underground before any digging work starts – often prior to excavation works or cable jointing. This helps to:

  • prevent injuries to workers (since explosions, burns and electrocution are some of the main risks associated with striking an underground cable);
  • locate underground cable services;
  • protect underground cables and pipes from damage; and
  • avoid project downtime.

Our cable avoidance tool hire range

Our range of electric wire detection tools improve your on site safety and help you to excavate with care by quickly and accurately locating buried cables. 

The range includes:

  • Cable avoidance tool : a unit that will locate underground cables prior to starting any deep excavations.
  • Tracing sonde : This is used in conjunction with our essential cable avoiding tool. The tracing sonde is a frequency transmitter, which the CAT then traces in order to detect hazardous cables. 
  • Signal generators :  Again this is used with our cable avoidance tool – sending a pulsed signal through individual pipes or cables, which the CAT then traces in order to detect hazardous cables.

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