Safety in Excavations

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Duration: 1 Day
Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is directly involved with carrying out excavation work or those who require an appreciation of the dangers and procedures employed while working in excavations.


The aim of this course is to provide additional training which complements existing knowledge and understanding in demonstrating safe techniques to be followed when carrying out excavation work utilizing support systems


By the end of the course candidates will be aware of the following:

  • Have a clear understanding of their responsibilities under Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Identify the risks involved in excavation works.
  • Avoidance of damage to underground services.
  • Safe digging practices.
  • Ground types and impacts on excavations works.
  • Control of excavation works during use of support systems. 
  • Excavation hazards. 
Training Methods

The course consists of a structure of theory, practical demonstrations, and exercises.

  • Health and Safety at Work Order
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 
  • Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 
  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 
  • HSG 47
Additional Information 

This course is designed to provide job specific training in both related job safety knowledge and practical skill applications relating to safe excavations.

At the course end successful delegates should be able to better understand the dangers of working in or near excavations and implement safe digging techniques.

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22 03 21


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


£100.00 + VAT

Training Location

Portadown Training Centre (Head Office)
Industry Training Services


Industry Training Services
028 3839 8700
[email protected]
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