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Control measure
Shoring

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Shoring

Understand:  

  • The definition of “shoring” 
  • How shoring can be used to support an excavation  
  • The personnel trained and qualified to carry out shoring activities 
  • Who can provide specialist advice and assistance at incidents requiring shoring activities

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Shoring

Demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Seek and use appropriate specialist advice and resources to provide shoring for an excavation 
  • Assess the stability of shoring prior to committing personnel to the hazard area