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Control measure


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome



  • The benefits of shoring and why shoring elements of structure may be necessary
  • The need for shoring operations to be carried out by competent personnel
  • When improvised shoring methods may be considered
  • The considerations and actions prior to using on-site resources for shoring
  • The need to monitor and assess shoring throughout the incident

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider requesting specialist advice and resources for shoring

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess the structural stability of the working environment to ascertain the need for shoring
  • Identify and request the support of additional resources and specialist advisers to aid shoring
  • Provide sufficient protection from secondary collapse so operations may proceed