Appreciation of Excavation Safety - 1 Day Course

About The 1 Day Course

This classroom based appreciation course introduces the delegate to the reasons to why excavations should be supported, current legislation surrounding excavations, and types of proprietary shoring equipment. This course is usually delivered in our dedicated training facility in Worksop but we can come to you, anywhere in the UK. 

The 1 Day Course can accommodate up to 20 delegates per day.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will know and understand:

  • Why excavations need to be supported
  • Why excavations can fail
  • Health & Safety law
  • General shoring principles

Legislation covered:

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA)
  • The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)
  • The Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 (now 1998 + ACOPL22)
  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 + ACOPL113
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 1994
  • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Working at Height Regulations 2005 (+AMD2007)
  • The Noise at Work Regulations 1989
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 (now 1999)

You will be able to:

  • Write a Temporary Works Design Brief
  • Avoid risks and bad practice
  • Evaluate different design types & installation methods


What will you receive?

  • Professionally delivered training by EUSR accredited and City & Guild qualified trainers to a minimum level of PTLLS. (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)
  • EUSR Certificate and ID Card with Excavating Safely accreditation (Valid for 3 years) See sample below.
  • Personal copy of Tool Box talk video’s, produced in conjunction with CITB Construction College.
  • A demonstration of, Groundforce’s extensive Technical Library.

Are you looking for practical experience? 

The EUSR Accredited 2 Day Course provides hands on training in a 'live-dig' environment. Click here for more details...