Water Networks Excavation Safety (Trench Support) for Operatives

  • Course Code MS-17
  • Duration 2 days
  • Cost £297+VAT
  • Learners8Max

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary for those required to work in and around excavations.


By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that can lead to trench collapse
  • Explain the effect ground movement can have on structures and underground services
  • Describe methods of controlling ground water
  • Recognise situations that warrant trench support
  • Select appropriate methods and systems for support
  • Install trench support systems including hydraulic, timber, and steel systems safely
  • Remove trench support systems safely
  • Carry out safety inspections of support systems

The course will consist of a mixture of classroom based tuition and practical exercises.

Pre Course Requirements

Learners should attend with their own personal protective equipment.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone required to work in and around excavations