This Safe Excavation training course provides the knowledge needed to undertake excavations safely.
Duration | 40 minutes
Safe Excavation Course | Excavations are one of the most hazardous types of work in the construction industry. There is the potential for serious accidents if the planning beforehand is not adequate.
This course is designed to highlight the dangers associated with excavation work. It will provide recommendations and practical guidance for those working in excavation. We will look at recent incidents and look at some controls of work. It will encourage safety awareness and an understanding of current legislation and accident statistics. It will also offer you some practical guidance on how conduct your duties responsibly.
The aim of this course will be to emphases the dangers present when excavating and to ensure that all parties involved are fully aware of their legal, and moral, duties to protect those undertaking excavation works.
MAIN LEARNING OUTCOMES
- 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
UNIT 1 | INTRODUTION
Firstly, we define excavation work, then highlight the potential dangers so employees know the hazards to look out for.
UNIT 2 | LEGISLATION
Next we outline the legislation and employee’s and employer’s duties. We also highlight the moral and financial reasons for complying with legal duties.
UNIT 3 | CONTROL OF WORKS
It must be ensured that all excavation works are sufficiently planned and risk assessed by a competent person before commencement. In this final section, we outline more specifically what this means in the context of your workplace.
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.
At the end of the Safe Excavation course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate. If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £6.
EXCAVATING SAFELY INCLUDES
- Complies with UK legislation
- Self-paced, learn-anywhere
- Available on phones, tablets and desktops
- Emailed certificate
- Carbon net-zero product