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Q028 Maintenance Excavation

Duration: 1-2 Days depending on experience

Who should attend:

This certification is aimed at operatives working on the Openreach underground network and other third-party-owned UG telecom networks completing investigation and fault excavations.


Delegates need to hold the Mandatory Safety Accreditation:

  • SA006 – Safe Working in Civils, K008 Hand Rodding
  • Mandatory SWQR: Unit LA, Unit O1, Unit O2, Unit O3 to take this training course.


This training is essential for operators to refresh their safe dig, plant protection and operations knowledge and expertise.

Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures and appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

Maintenance excavations theory

  • Site surveys  
  • Policies and legal requirements  
  • Safe dig practice  
  • Selecting the correct materials and equipment  
  • Required safety and operational checks  
  • Openreach specifications  
  • Joint box identification  
  • Theory test

Practical Assessment

  • Survey, investigation and tracing practice and technique  
  • Markouts  
  • Guarding and safe digging   
  • Exposure and plant protection 
  • Installation of two prefabricated Joint Boxes
  • Rodding and Roping
  • Backfilling to Openreach specifications


The Q028 Maintenance Excavation Certification is valid for three years from the date of completion.

Have a query about a course?
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04 06 24


8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Portadown Training Centre (Head Office)

Training Location

Portadown Training Centre (Head Office)
Industry Training Services Ltd 7B Derryneskan Road Portadown Co Armagh BT62 1UH
Industry Training Services


Industry Training Services
028 3839 8700
[email protected]
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