Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to over-see or carry out work in or around excavations. If you physically install, inspect or remove shoring systems and haven’t had any formal training, this course is essential to minimise risk to yourself and those around you. This course is accredited by the EUSR and is delivered by one of our trusted partners.
- 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, HSG 47 guidance, 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). This course also includes practical training and assessments while installing ground support systems in a live dig environment with a specific temporary works designs.
- 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
- Be able to safely install, inspect, and remove timber, steel and proprietary shoring equipment with practical experience in doing so
- Interpret specific temporary works designs