Safe Excavation Techniques in Construction
What does the course involve?

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 also 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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