This course describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out manual excavation in civil construction, including confirming the location of underground services, manually excavating, placing barricades and isolating the excavation. It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.



 The course covers the following:

  • Course objectives
  • Carry out manual excavation
  • Working safely
  • Health and Safety rules
  • Safety data sheets
  • Emergency procedures
  • Evacuation
  • First aid
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Signage requirements
  • Identify and locate materials for task
  • Identify construction materials
  • Trench collapse prevention
  • Benches
  • Batters
  • Trench shield
  • Process written records



90 minutes  CPD