Duration: 3 days
Cost per person: £450+VAT
Min: 6 Max: 10
This course is perfect for candidates needing knowledge and experience to work in and around excavations. They will learn how to apply the appropriate legislation to maintain a safe working environment.

This course covers:

  • Spoil characteristics safe storage and removal of excavated material
  • Maintaining a safe environment.
  • Maintaining tools and equipment.
  • Underground and above ground services.
  • Permits to work.
  • Working at height near excavations.
  • Safety signs and signals.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Banksman role and responsibilities.
  • Transportation of loads.
  • Hazards – all common plant and plant machinery.
  • Hazards – collapse, noise, environmental and services.
  • Legislation, regulations and approved guidance.
  • Topsoil and subsoil characteristics.
  • Proprietary trench support.
  • Marking out and measuring.
  • The effects of adverse weather conditions.


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