PQMS Highways Course

Category 2 - Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices

Course Name

Category 2 - Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices


Understanding general and specific legislation and guidance for safe digging practices for excavations. Know how to distinguish between good and bad practices via increased education in this specialist area. Identify ground/soil types and changeable conditions faced on-site. Carry out or interpret Risk Assessment and Permits to Work and implement safe digging practices through hand digging techniques.

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Course Content

The course consists of both a questionnaire and practical assessments on the below EUSEPUS043 Carry out Excavation Work on Underground Cables in Electricity Power Environment. EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction. EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction. It also incorporates the relevant requirements of HSE guidance documents: HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction. Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge. Interpret utility drawings and line search documents to identify underground services. Use safe digging techniques to carry out and maintain excavations. Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations


Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded an EUSR card detailing Category 2 - Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices This accreditation lasts for 3 years.


1 Day




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Card Cost

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Scheduled Dates

This course is currently run on demand. Please contact us for futher details