Safety In Excavations


The Safety in Excavations modular courses offer in depth training on all aspects of equipment for providing protection for those entering excavations, with delegates receiving theoretical knowledge and practical experience. These courses are ideal for those delegates that are involved in any type of excavation work on Roads, Construction Sites, Parks, and Industrial Estates etc.. Most excavation courses come with a highly regarded qualification through the EUSR structure giving employers a robust way of verifying the abilities of their workforce, while individuals have a recognised method of demonstrating their abilities to employers.


EUSR stands for the Energy & Utility Skills register which is an awarding body for training in the energy and utilities industries.

The law says you must prevent danger to workers in or near excavations. To maintain the required precautions, a competent person must inspect excavation supports or battering at the start of the working shift and at other specified times. No work should take place until the excavation is safe.

Commercial clients must provide certain information to contractors before work begins. This should include relevant information on:

  • Ground conditions
  • underground structures or water courses; and
  • the location of existing services.

Source: HSE


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