60 minutes


Course Outline:
Excavations can be very dangerous places for personnel in and around the worksite. This course shows candidates how to spot the dangers associated with excavations and what controls are necessary to prevent injury.

Learning Objectives
LO1: Define what excavation is
LO2: Identify the need for an excavation procedure
LO3: Identify the roles and responsibilities associated with excavations
LO4: Describe the hazards associated with excavations
LO5: Describe how to plan an excavation
LO6: Identify what PPE is required
LO7: Identify and describe excavation support systems
LO8: Describe the emergency response arrangements
LO9: Identify the safety checks required before work can begin within the excavation
LO10: Identify safety requirements during excavations
LO11: Describe how to carry out an excavation
LO12: Describe the backfilling procedure

No prerequisite is required for this course.

60 minutes