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Deep Excavations Appreciation for Managers and Operatives

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Operatives working within deep excavations and Managers with responsibility for personnel working in Deep Excavations


To provide an overview of legislation and safe working practice pertaining to deep excavations, including dangerous situations and appropriate methods of ground support


On completion of the course, candidates will be able to:  State legislation pertaining to work in deep excavations  State the hazards and risks associated with work in deep excavations  Identify unsafe situations  Identify appropriate ground support systems.


Assessment of various ground support systems as to correct installation and methodology for different types of ground condition. 


Pre knowledge assessment using examples/slides depicting actual on site installations of ground support systems. Trainer led theory sessions, followed by written assessments and onsite inspection.


Existing knowledge of work in excavations.

“Utilise were the first in this sector to access external funding packages to assist trainees to achieve their qualifications. Most recently and yet another first, Utilise has helped Morrison to develop a First Line Manager programme linked to a Team Leading NVQ which has seen over 140 Morrison employees achieve this benchmark qualification.”

Glen Tymon, Skills Development Manager, Morrison Utility Services

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