Workplace Safety Courses – Geotechnical Engineering

GECE Contracting offers a range of Geotechnical Engineering Courses. Our Workplace Safety Courses is a concept that involves creating a safe working environment, securing and safeguarding the lives of employees or workers. Better planning, training and awareness can help avoid many accidents, so GECE Training is committed to help reduce workplace accidents by providing a wide range of comprehensive training courses.

CAT & Genny Training

The course teaches the candidate how to safely identify underground utility cables using cable avoidance and signal generators, and in both classroom and site based.

Course Aim:

The course enables the candidates to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the theory and practical of onsite cable avoidance.

Who Should Attend:

Anybody who may use cable avoidance equipment.

Course Cost:

A CAT & Genny certificate is issued at the end of the course and is valid for 3 years. After this time a refresher course is recommended.

Cost – £100.00

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

A classroom based practical course to teach candidates the basic skills in workplace first aid.

Course Aim:

The course enables the candidate to demonstrate a practical knowledge of the following areas:

  • Understanding the role of a first aider
  • Assessing and acting safely and effectively in an emergency
  • Administrating the correct treatment to a casualty in an emergency
  • CPR assessment and implementation
  • Treating minor injuries such as cuts, bruises, grazes and burns

Who should attend:

Anybody who requires Emergency First Aid at work.

Course Costs:

On successful completion of the course, the candidate will be issued with a certificate valid for 3 years. A refresher course is required after this time.

Cost – £150.00

Site Investigation Fieldwork Skills Course

This course is held over one day at our North Shields Office and is intended to teach candidates the essential fieldwork skills required for those wishing to supervise ground investigations.

Course Content:

  • Soil Logging to EC7 (EUROCODE 7) and BS5930.
  • (Rock core logging is an additional day)
  • Rig supervision including, Shell & Auger Rigs, Rotary Rigs, Window Sampling Rigs
  • Trial Pitting + Hand Dig Pits

Who Should Attend?

Anybody wishing to learn the essential fieldwork skills required for site investigations.

A Fieldwork Ready certificate will be issued on the satisfactory completion of the course which is endorsed by the Geological Society.

Cost – £100.00

Please Note: An additional £100.00 would be required to complete the Rock Core logging course to EC7.


Personal Track Safety Test (PTS) & Offshore/Nearshore Survival Courses

For those wishing to get involved with Marine and Rail Site Investigation Works we can organise the following courses (with relevant sponsorships).