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Excavation Safety for Operatives

Course Unit: Ground Support Systems, Excavation Safety for Operatives

Course Duration 3 Days


Overview

​​This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary for those required to work in and around excavations

Objectives

On completion of the course participants should be able to:

  • Describe the factors that can lead to trench collapse
  • Explain the effect ground movement can have on structures and underground services
  • Describe methods of controlling ground water
  • Recognise situations that warrant trench support
  • Select appropriate methods and systems for support
  • Install trench support systems including hydraulic, timber, and steel systems safely
  • Remove trench support systems safely
  • Carry out safety inspections of support systems


Method

Classroom, Workshop based training and assessment.
​Pre Course Requirements

Anyone required to work in and around excavations
​Who Should Attend?

Anyone with who has or is likely to have responsibility for the safety of excavations

Course Numbers

Maximum 8 learners.