EUSR - Appreciation of Excavation Safety

  • Who Attends

    This course is for managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee and/or carry out work in or around excavations. This course is essential in guaranteeing the safety of yourself and others around you when excavations and enabling works are being carried out on site.

  • The Aim

    This safety course introduces delegates to the theoretical dangers of excavation work. Examples of areas covered are, but not limited to, the HSE’s HSG150 and HSG 47 guidance documents, as well as the Construction Industry Research reports.

  • Course Content

    The EUSR Appreciation of Excavations Safety course includes the following:

    - 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.

    - Understand current legislation, policies and procedures associated with safety in excavations.

  • Knowledge

    By the end of the course the delegate will:

    - Understand current legislation, policies and procedures associated with safety in excavations

    - Identify the hazards unique to excavations and enabling works.

    - Identify various ground conditions.

    - Understand the selection and implementation of adequate control measures. 

  • Methods

    The course is purely theory course. It is highly recommended that individuals whophysically install and remove shoring systems attend the appropriate ‘live’ dig practical trainingcourse. If you require practical excavation training these can be found here. (Insert link to the EUSR category page when it’s known)

  • Additional Info
  • Card & Certificate

    On successful completion you will receive a EUSR accredited certificate and ID card which is valid for three years. You will also receive a certificate of learning for the theoretical elements and a personal copy of excavation safety learner’s notes.

  • Dates & Locations