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Utility Excavations - Category 1 - 5 Locate Utility Services, Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices, Install, Inspect and Remove Timber, Steel and Proprietary Support Systems

Overview

Category 1: Locate Utility Services covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to safely detect utility services using recognised and approved detection methods. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

* EUSMUNC06 Locate and Avoid Services for Utilities Network Construction.
* EUSEPUS044 Location and Identification of Underground Utility Services in the Electricity Power Utilities.

It also incorporates the relevant requirements of HSE guidance documents:

* HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
* HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction.

Category 2: Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to safely excavate and maintain holes and trenches using both hand tools and hand-held power tools. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

* EUSEPUS043 Carry out Excavation Work on Underground Cables in Electricity Power Environment.
* EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction.
* EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction.

It also incorporates the relevant requirements of HSE guidance documents:

* HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
* HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction.

Category 3 & 4: Install, Inspect & Remove Timber and Steel Support Systems covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to install, inspect and remove timber excavation support systems. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

* EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction.
* EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction.
* COSVR370 Provide Temporary Excavation Support.

It also incorporates the relevant requirements of:

* City and Guilds Level 2 Awards in Excavation Support Systems (6146-21) Nov 2012.
* HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
* HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction.
* CIRIA Trenching Practice (second edition R97).
* British Standard 4978: 2007:2011 Visual Strength Grading of Softwood.

Category 5: Install, Inspect & Remove Proprietary Support Systems covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to install, inspect and remove proprietary excavation support systems. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

* EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction.
* EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction.
* COSVR370 Provide Temporary Excavation Support.

It also incorporates the relevant requirements of:

* City and Guilds Level 2 Awards in Excavation Support Systems (6146-21) Nov 2012.
* HSG147 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
* HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction.
* CIRIA Trenching Practice (second edition R97).

Duration

4 days.

Max Number

8

Suitable For

Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee and/or carry out work employing underground services detection devices, install, inspect and remove timber, steel and proprietary excavation support systems.

Aims

  • Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

  • Interpret utility drawings and line search documents.
  • Use location equipment to locate underground services (Cat and Genny).
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with underground services.
  • Comply with company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices.
  • Interpret utility drawings and line search document.
  • Install, inspect and remove timber support systems.
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations.
  • Use and communicate data effectively and resolve problems.
  • Comply with company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices.
  • Interpret utility drawings and line search document.
  • Install, inspect and remove proprietary support systems.
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations.

Pre-Requisites

None.

Teaching Methods

  • Theory and practical training and assessment.

Accreditation Options

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Outcome

On completion of this course, candidates will receive an EUSR card.

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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