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EUSR Category 4 - Install, Inspect and Remove Steel Support Systems

EUSR course covering theoretical and practical dangers of excavation work.


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Course Details

Product number: SW10044

This course covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to safely install, inspect and remove steel excavation support systems.

The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

  • EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction
  • EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction
  • COSVR370 Provide Temporary Excavation Support
  • Understand general and specific legislation and guidance pertaining to Steel Support Systems. Examples are:
    • Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 Shoring Technology Interest Group series of Good Practice Guides (STIG 1301, 1501, 1801)
    • City & Guilds Level 2 Awards in Excavation Support Systems (6146-21)
    • HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services
    • HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction
    • CIRIA Trenching Practice
    • BS5975:2019 Code of Practice for Temporary Works
  • Comply with relevant legislation, Regulations and Company procedures when installing, inspecting or removing support systems, specifically:
    • Checking that a safe system of work exists
    • Ensuring a Risk Assessment has been completed at the planning stage
    • Checking that if required, a Permit to Work is in place
    • Checking that if required, a lift plan is in place
  • Interpret design plans and work instructions, effectively communicating with colleagues on site
  • Identify the dangers, hazards and risks associated with excavations and the installation or removal of support systems

Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee or carry out work in or around excavations. This course is essential to those who physically install, inspect or remove Support Systems and haven’t had any formal training, in order to minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

Delegates successfully completing this course will receive an EUSR photo ID card with this qualification stated on the back of the card.

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