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Ground Support Refresher In House


This course is designed to refresh candidates knowledge of ground support systems when applied to excavations. It gives refreshes candidates knowledge and practical experience of safe methods of supporting excavations and in the inspection of different support systems.


1 day

Max Number


Suitable For

Any experienced workers who use Ground Support techniques and would like to renew their certification.


  • This course refreshes knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the legislation that is relevant to excavation operations.
  • Explain the major causes of excavation failure.
  • Identify and explain the main dangers associated with working in excavations.
  • Demonstrate and explain suitable solutions to prevent excavation failure.
  • List the protective clothing / equipment that must be used when working in excavations.
  • State the types of ground support systems available and demonstrate the correct method of support for specific ground conditions.
  • Demonstrate practical solutions to operational problems regarding ground support systems.
  • Demonstrate how to safely support excavated trenches in a range of ground conditions using timber, trench sheeting and hydraulic trench shoring.
  • Demonstrate the safety aspects appertaining to supporting excavations and be able to explain the consequences of failure.
  • Carry out an inspection of ground support systems and complete relevant documentation.
  • Carry out striking for ground support systems in a safe working manner.


Candidates need to be physically fit to enable them to carry out the practical elements of the course and assessment.

Candidates must have current Ground Support certification and be able to provide proof of this prior to course commencement.

Teaching Methods

  • Teaching methods include:

  • Theoretical training and assessment.
  • Practical training and assessment.


Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive an Expedient certificate.

Course Dates

There are currently no dates set for this course, for more information please contact us or call our friendly sales team on 0330 0948 424

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