Excavations can be very dangerous places for personnel in and around the worksite. This Excavation course shows candidates how to spot the dangers associated with excavation activity and what controls are necessary to prevent injury. This course is suitable for candidates who require an awareness level understanding or as pre-learning for a classroom course.

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Course Objectives

The aim of this Excavation course is to provide instruction on how to plan, control and conduct an excavation safely. Candidates will learn what an excavation is, the techniques used to shield and support the excavation and the backfilling procedure.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what an excavation is
  • Identify the need for an Excavation Procedure
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities associated with excavations
  • Describe the hazards associated with excavations
  • Describe how to plan an excavation
  • Explain what PPE is required and when a rescue team is required
  • Identify and describe excavation support systems
  • Identify the safety checks required before work can begin within the excavation
  • Identify safety requirements
  • Describe how to carry out an excavation
  • Describe the backfilling procedure

Additional Information

  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
  • Knowledge Check: 20 Questions Final Assessment

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows (7,8,10) and Apple Mac
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Plug-In: Adobe Flash Player required
  • Additional Hardware: Please ensure that you have headphones or speakers


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