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City and Guilds Excavation Support Techniques (No Live Dig) training course

Course code: UE7 (old code GA74)  |  View training area

A 4 day training course for persons involved in excavation works, which are carried out in unstable ground to a depth of approximately 2.5 metres, for the purpose of laying, repairing and modifying utilities. Course includes excavation in a pre-cast trench.

Please see below for our full training overview for the Excavation Support Techniques course.

Benefits of attending for the delegate

  • A greater understanding of excavation and trench support techniques.
  • A greater appreciation of potential hazards and the considerable risks involved in excavations.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Competent employees better able to communicate actions to others.
  • Avoidance of unsafe actions and conditions.

What you will learn

  • Regulations relating to an excavation.
  • How to identify rock and soil formations and the characteristics of principal soil types.
  • How to use basic tools and equipment for timbering, steel and plastic sheeting.
  • Timbering, steel and plastic sheeting works using methods appropriate to different types of ground condition.
  • How to lower pipes into excavations.
  • The use of proprietary shoring systems.
  • The withdrawal of steel sheets and timber and backfilling excavations.
  • Emergency procedures in the event of excavation accidents.
  • Safe working procedures in excavations.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment and certification under the City and Guilds Frontline Skills Framework Utilities 5831 scheme unit 343 Trench Support Timber, 344 Trench Support Steel, 345 Trench Support Hydraulic, 970 Trench Support Plastic System.

How is this training delivered?

  • Theory is delivered in the classroom but the course incorporates a significant element of practical hands on training building a trench support system and access (in a controlled simulation).

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Delegates should bring with them hearing protection, safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat, working gloves and overalls/high visibility vests. A significant proportion of the course is delivered outdoors and waterproof (possibly warm) clothing is advisable.
  • Delegates can bring with them any materials used in their work, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.

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Course dates

Course code
4 day training course
Price from
£590.00 + certification

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24/10/2017Tue 24 Oct 2017Fri 27 Oct 2017 Derby £590.00£708.00 Add to my basket
20/11/2017Mon 20 Nov 2017Thu 23 Nov 2017 Lisburn £590.00£708.00 Add to my basket
05/12/2017Tue 05 Dec 2017Fri 08 Dec 2017 Derby £590.00£708.00 Add to my basket
12/03/2018Mon 12 Mar 2018Thu 15 Mar 2018 Derby £590.00£708.00 Add to my basket
21/05/2018Mon 21 May 2018Thu 24 May 2018 Derby £590.00£708.00 Add to my basket
15/10/2018Mon 15 Oct 2018Thu 18 Oct 2018 Derby £590.00£708.00 Add to my basket