Excavations are naturally high-risk areas with potential for incidents if not managed or operated correctly. But, with quality training, in-depth knowledge and general awareness of the dangers of excavation work, accidents and injuries are preventable.
The Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) is the online register of training and skills for the energy and utility sector. In partnership with CSCS, the EUSR sets out to nurture and maintain a skilled and sustainable workforce in our industry.
This EUSR Appreciation of Excavation Safety certification is a theory only course introducing the dangers of excavation work to delegates using resources such as the HSE’s HSG150 and HSG 47 guidance documents and Construction Industry Research reports.
In theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover general knowledge and awareness of excavation safety to learn best practices and risk reversal methods to keep themselves and others around them safe.
Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a question and answer paper.
For anyone physically installing and removing shoring systems, we highly recommend attending the appropriate ‘live’ dig practical training course. A list of practical excavation training can be found here.
They must pass the assessment to qualify for the EUSR accredited certificate and ID card, valid for three years.
This training is essential for workers to understand and acknowledge safety in excavation work. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.
The course content includes:
- Identifying the dangers and hazards associated with working in excavations
- Differentiating between soil types and conditions
- Recognising suitable ground retention systems
- Carrying out risk assessments unique to excavations
- Recognising the dangers and implementing control measures for them
- Understanding current legislation, policies and procedures relating to safety in excavations
At the end of the training, successful delegates will:
- Understand current legislation, policies and procedures relating to safety in excavations
- Identify and take action towards hazards unique to excavations and enabling works
- Identify various ground conditions
- Understand the selection and implementation of adequate control measures
On successfully completing the course, delegates receive their EUSR accredited certificate valid for three years, a theoretical learning certificate and a copy of their excavation safety learner’s notes from the training session.
Who Should Attend?
This EUSR Appreciation of Excavation Safety certification is for managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee 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.
This one-day comprehensive course trains delegates to understand and acknowledge the dangers and safety measures in excavation work.
We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, working tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.
Things You Need to Know
Delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in conducting elements of this training course.
For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training.
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