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Utility Excavations - Categories 3-5 - Timber, Steel and Propriety Support Systems training course

Course code: UE3-5

Course overview

A 2 day training course designed for experienced operatives with a reasonable understanding of utility excavations who will be expected to carry out the associated tasks related to timber, steel and propriety support systems. Course covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to install, inspect and remove timber, steel and propriety excavation support systems.

Utility Excavations - Categories 3-5 - Timber, Steel and Propriety Support Systems

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Benefits of attending for the learner

An improved understanding and confirmed competence of the following areas:

  • Health, Safety and Environmental issues relating to excavations.
  • The requirements of NJUG Tree Guidelines.
  • The causes of instability in excavation areas.
  • Identifying overhead and underground services and apparatus.
  • Install, inspect and remove timber, steel and propriety support systems.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Workforce awareness of the associated risks from excavation activities.
  • Reduce downtime from accidents relating to excavation activities.
  • Reduced costs relating to excavation activities.

What you will learn

The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

  • EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction.
  • EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction.
  • COSVR370 Provide Temporary Excavation Support.

It also incorporates the relevant requirements of:

  • City and Guilds Level 2 Awards in Excavation Support Systems (6146-21) Nov 2012.
  • HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
  • HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction.
  • CIRIA Trenching Practice (second edition R97).
  • British Standard 4978: 2007:2011 Visual Strength Grading of Softwood

Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

  • Interpret utility drawings and line search documents.
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations.
  • Comply with company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices.
  • Install, inspect and remove timber, steel and propriety support systems.

What qualifications will you achieve?

Successful learners will receive a Develop Training Ltd certificate of competence as well as registration on the Energy and Utility Skills Register and a EUSR skills card. Achievement of this standard is valid for 3 years from the date of completion.

How is this training delivered?

This subject will be taught using a blended approach; learning will be within a classroom facility with breakout session, videos, group discussion and practical activities in a live environment. Assessment of knowledge will be undertaken via a question paper.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • High visibility clothing.
  • Hard hat.
  • Overalls.
  • Safety footwear.
  • Gloves.
  • A passport photo for your EUSR card.

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Course dates

Course code
UE3-5
Duration
2 day course
Price from
£695.00

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