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Control measure
Safe system of work: Unstable or collapsed excavations

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safe system of work: Unstable or collapsed excavations

Understand: 

  • The activity requirements for an incident involving an unstable or collapsed excavation 
  • The safe working practices to be adopted at incidents involving unstable or collapsed excavations

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safe system of work: Unstable or collapsed excavations

Demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Use agreed safe working practices around unstable or collapsed excavations  
  • Seek and use appropriate advice to assess the stability of an unstable or collapsed excavation 
  • Put in place appropriate emergency arrangements when working in the hazard area 
  • Identify and communicate the type of excavation  
  • Identify and communicate the type, height and angle of the excavation will affect stability