EUSR Training - Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices

The EUSR Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices course has been developed as a Category 2 Program for those who need to excavate and maintain holes/trenches using both power tools and hand tools.

This is a critical safety course for all concerned working in this area and is often referred to as the “Safe Digging” or “Safe Digging Practices” course. It meets the requirements of both HSE HSG47 (Avoiding Danger from Underground Services) and HSG150 (Health and Safety in Construction).

Course Detail

EUSR Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices courses cover topics such as:

  • Interpretation of utility drawings and line search documents
  • Safe digging techniques
  • The hazards and dangers associated with excavations.
  • Risk assessments
  • PPE
  • Maintenance of excavations
  • How to locate and detect services
  • Identify ground/soil types and changeable conditions faced on-site.

It is also possible to book onto combined EUSR courses such as EUSR Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices and EUSR Locate Utility Services.

Course Delivery

EUSR Implement Safe (Digging) Excavation Practices courses typically take place over the course of 1 day; combined courses are longer, 2 days in duration. These take place in conventional classroom environments.

Please see all available courses below or for more help and further information about the courses available, please click here to send an enquiry.

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Trainer Course Title Days Price ex. VAT
EUSR - Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices 1 from £305.00
EUSR - Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices and Locate Utility Services Combined Course 1 - 2 from £270.00
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