EUSR Appreciation of Excavation Safety

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This safety course introduces the learner to the theoretical and practical dangers of excavation work. Examples of areas covered are, but not limited to, the HSE’s HSG150 and HSG 47 guidance documents, as well as the Construction Industry Research and Information Associations report.

Learners will become familiarised with the necessity for identifying various ground conditions and will come to understand a variety of methods for utilising the appropriate ground retention system(s). Particular importance is placed on the identification of hazards unique to excavations as well as introducing adequate control measures in order to reduce risk levels.

Course Objectives
• Identify the dangers and hazards associated with working in excavations.
• Differentiate between soil types and conditions.
• Recognise suitable ground retention systems.
• Carry out risk assessments unique to excavations.
• Recognise the hazards, and implement control measures for those hazards.
• Understand current legislation, policies and procedures associated with safety in excavations.

Who will benefit?
Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee and/or carry out work in or around excavations. It is highly recommended that individuals who physically install and remove shoring systems attend the appropriate ‘live’ dig practical training course.

What will you receive?
• Professionally delivered training by City and Guild qualified trainers to a minimum
• level of PTLLS.
• Groundforce Training photo id card with level of training stated on back of card
• Groundforce Training/EUSR (Energy & Utilities Skills Register) A4 certificate
• Personal copy of excavation safety learners notes

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