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|Day one will be theory-based. Day two will cover training and assessment in practical trenching activities.
This course is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge to work safely in and around trenches and excavations. The two-day course will include a combination of theory and practical-based training to ensure participants have a thorough understanding of the compliance codes in relation to excavation and best practice on the worksite. It will include undertaking a risk assessment and the installation and safe use of trench shields.
This course is ideal for people already working in the civil construction industry who wish to further their skills.
This course will be delivered over a two-day period. The first day will be theory-based and will include relevant legislation and safety awareness relevant to safe trenching practices. You will also carry out risk assessments and complete all written assessments.
Day two will cover training and assessment in practical trenching activities including the safe installation of a trench shield.
On completion of this, you will gain skills in the areas of:
Upon successful completion, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for nationally accredited units listed in the units offered section below.
Applicants must be over the age of 17 to commence this course.
Please note that this course is only suitable for groups (max group size 6) of existing employees in the civil construction industry who have access via their employer to all relevant machinery, equipment and suitable excavation area to conduct practical elements of training.
Equipment and site requirements include:
* Suitable area on-site free from all underground services where excavation can take place to 2m depth 20 tonne excavator
* Suitable trench shield with lifting lugs and ladder access
* Suitable rated lifting chains and shackles
* Sufficient barricade to isolate open trench
Please note: A site assessment will be conducted by assessor prior to commencement of training
|Support plant operations
|Install trench support
|Conduct local risk control
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
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