Excavation Safety

The course is suitable for persons who are required to work in areas where there may be a risk of falling and those who may be required to act as standby personnel and manage or supervise persons required to work   in or around or do excavation. Participants completing this course will understand the legislative requirements detailed in the OH&S Regulation and relevant Standards, Workover Codes of Practice and the operation and maintenance of associated safety equipment used for excavation.  

As per guidelines of OSHAD-SF – Code of Practice 29.0  Excavation, CoP 39  Overhead and Underground Services, OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.650 - 652 Works and other related procedures like work at height, ladder safety, air test, work near water, PPE etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand underground services
  • Identify the hazards of excavation
  • Identify soil Classification & Identification
  • Understanding the use of warning signs and barricades
  • Understanding Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Know the proper use of excavation protection systems
  • Know the process of access and egress
  • Understand sloping and excavation Collapse / Cave-In Control Measures
  • Know the proper use of PPE