ECITB Supervising Excavation
Every year people are killed or seriously injured by collapses and falling material while working in excavations.
They are at risk from :
- Excavations collapsing and burying or injuring people working in them
- Materials falling from the sides into any excavation; and
- People or plants falling into excavations
The law says that you must prevent danger to workers in or near excavations. To maintain the required precautions, a competent person must inspect excavation supports or battering at the start of the working shift and at other specified times. No work should take place until the excavation is safe.
Anyone likely to work in a supervisory capacity in excavation activity
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*Validity: 2 Years