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Excavation & Support Of Trenches

DEEP EXCAVATIONS, TRENCHES AND SHAFTS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All those who are required to carry out and/or monitor deep excavations in Trenches or Shafts.

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 & Shafts
  • Responsibilities of supervisors and managers

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • A suitable site and all the plant and equipment must be available on site before excavation commences.
  • The supervisors will carry out monitoring and inspection.
  • Operatives will be required to carry out the excavation and support under the supervision of the instructor on site.

Scheduled Dates Available

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