Buried Services


This buried services training course provides the knowledge needed to excavate safely.

Duration30 minutes

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Buried Services training objectives | When working near underground services, it is important to have a good understanding of the potential dangers. In order to excavate safely, any work must be planned carefully, giving consideration to the location and identification of buried services. It is also important to know how to respond should these buried services be accidentally damaged during the works.

Buried Services Course Objective

To highlight the dangers associated with buried services and provide guidance for those working on and supervising excavation work.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners know:

| The dangers present when excavating

| The legislation relevant to buried services

| Employers’ duties in protecting employees during excavation work

| The procedures for carrying out excavation work safely

Course content

Section 1 | Excavation

Definition of excavation

The dangers


Employer’s duties

Legal, moral & financial

Section 2 | Control of Excavation Works

Control of Works

Excavation Permit





Safe Excavation

Post Work

Ideal For

Those involved in commissioning, planning, managing and carrying out work on or near underground services. It will also be of use to the owners and operators of such services.

CertificationBuried Services Course

Successful completion of the Buried Services online training requires delegates to achieve 80% or more in the final assessment. At this point they receive:

| An emailed PDF self-print certificate from echo3education with verifiable completion code

What is included in this echo3education Buried Services training course?

| 30 minutes of online learning

| Complies with UK Legislation

| Instant self-print certificate (£5 for posted version)

| Unlimited access for 1  year

| Complementary training record back-up from echo3education

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