Course Aims

The theoretical safety course is mapped to both EUSR and the National Occupational Standards and introduces the learner 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.

EUSR - Appreciation of Excavation Safety

Who Attends

Managers, supervisors, safety professional 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 'live' dig practical training course(s).

Course Content

  • Understand general and specific legislation and guidance pertaining to excavation, construction and groundworks. Examples are: HSWA 1974, CDM 2015, HSG150, Work at Height Regs 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 Assessment, Permits & Temporary Works Designs

Qualifications Obtained

EU Skills - EUSR SMART card with photo id, qualification stated on back of card, valid for 3 years
EU Skills - EUSR Virtual Registration is available upon request in lieu of plastic SMART card
Attendance certificate which is provided by Groundforce Training

Additional Information

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