EXCAVATION SAFETY

R2SITC | EXCAVATION SAFETY

AIM:

To enable staff to excavate and backfill deep trenches and shafts safely in accordance with current legislation.

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the course delegates will:-
• Be aware of current legislation
• Be aware of their Health & Safety responsibilities
• Be able to Safely Excavate & Support Deep Trenches & Shafts
• Be able to Safely Backfill & Withdraw support in Deep Trenches & Shafts

CONTENT:

• The Construction Regulations – Excavations
• Ground Survey/Soil Survey – Trial Holes.
• Types of Ground
• Health and Safety Executive – Safety in Excavations
• Safe trenching techniques
• Causes of Collapse
• Types of support systems available
• Selection of support materials
• Excavation and supporting Trenches & Shafts
• Shoring with Timber
• Shoring with trench sheets and hydraulic shoring units
• Split level trenches and shafts for deep excavations
• Inspections including dealing with ground water
• Withdrawing and backfilling safely from Trenches & Shaft

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