Course Aims

About EUSR Category 2: Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices

This safety critical course includes both theoretical and practical assessments in order to increase the knowledge required for those working to safely excavate and maintain holes and trenches using both hand tools and hand held power tools. Often referred to as Safe Digging Practices, our instruction goes beyond traditional ‘in-house' sessions and is mapped to both EUSR and National Occupational Standards

EUSR Category 2 Implement Safe ( Digging) Excavating Practices

Who Attends

Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who want to implement safe digging and excavating practices in order to mitigate risk.

Course Content

  • Understand general and specific legislation and guidance pertaining to excavation, construction and groundworks. Examples are: HSWA 1974, CDM 2015, HSG150, HSGG 47, Work at Height Regs 2015, PUWER 1998, Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, EUSMUNC07, EUSGNC007 & COSVR370
  • Distinguish between good and bad practices via increased education in this specialist area
  • Identify ground/soil types and changeable conditions faced on-site 
  • Carry out or interpret Risk Assessment and Permits to Work 
  • Implement safe digging practices through hand digging techniques 

Additional Information

*PLEASE NOTE* all online bookings are provisional until confirmed with you by our training team.

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  • Duration

    1 Day

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