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EUSR Excavation Awareness

EUSR course covering the dangers of excavation work.


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Course Details

Product number: SW10046

This course provides delegates with an introduction to the basics of working around excavations. Designed as an awareness course, particular emphasis is provided to key aspects of managing and/or overseeing excavation work. The theoretical safety course is mapped to both EUSR and the National Occupational Standards.

  • Understand general and specific legislation and guidance pertaining to excavation, construction and groundworks. Examples are:
    • HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction
    • HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services
    • Work at Height Regulations 2015
    • PUWER 1998
    • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
    • EUSMUNC07
    • EUSGNC007
    • COSVR370
  • Recognise when and why excavation support should be employed and the specific safety and shoring systems to prevent near misses, accidents, injuries and/or fatalities on-site
  • Distinguish between good and bad practices via increased education in this specialist area
  • Identify ground/soil types and changeable conditions faced on-site, including dealing with water
  • Carry out or interpret Risk Assessments, Permits & Temporary Works Designs

Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee excavation activities.

It is highly recommended that those who physically install, inspect and/or remove shoring systems, or require a more in-depth knowledge of excavation safety, attend the appropriate practical training course(s).

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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