Excavation Safety- Dig Dont Die – 12 Day

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To enable you to excavate safely in the vicinity of underground services

On completion of the course you will:
    Be able to undertake a site specific risk assessment
    Have an understanding of relevant legislation
    Understand a safe system of work


Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
HSG 185 (Health & Safety in Excavations)
HSG 47 (Avoidance of buried apparatus)

Risk Assessment
The principle of risk assessment is to eliminate or reduce the risk of accident, injury
or harm. This being achieved through the identification of risk and the
implementation of appropriate control measures.

Effects of electricity on the body
Images of electrical burn injuries

Personal Protective Equipment
The last line of defence

Safe Systems of Work
Health and Safety Executive Guidance HSG/47, and the interpretation of safe
digging diagrams

Cable Avoidance Tool
Instructional Radiodetection video
Practical Exercise (local cable plans required)