Construction & Utility Courses

Excavation Safety Course EUSR

Three categories of EUSR Excavation Safety courses are available with 3B Training. Three types teach you how to Install, Inspect and Remove various entities:

Timber Shoring Sytems (Category 3)
Steel Shoring Systems (Category 4)
Proprietary Shoring Sytems (Category 5)

You will learn the dangers of excavation work and the relevant legislation on the course. With the knowledge you gain, you will recognise hazards unique to each excavation site and therefore put control measures to reduce them.

  • We deliver the course over two days.
  • Gain your EUSR card.
  • Learn how to work safer on site.
  • Practical elements included.
  • Available to complete as an in-house course.
  • CITB Grant Claimable.
  • Valid for three years.

Excavation Safety Course course content

What does the EUSR Excavation course cover?

The EUSR Excavation Safety course covers the essential information that the delegates will need to keep themselves and others safe on site. The tutor will cover the below topics:

  • Legal requirements
  • Excavation safety
  • Why an excavation would fail
  • An installation guide to excavation
  • HSG 150 safety in excavations
  • The angle of response
  • The CIRIA report
  • The risks of excavation (asbestos and leptospirosis)

Course Objectives

The course is delivered through both classroom and practical course. The practical element includes the installation of ground support systems. This is done as if it was a real-life situation. They will have to do this to a set temporary works design.

By the end of the course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the hazards associated with excavation work.
  • Distinguish the difference in soil and working conditions.
  • Remove, inspect and install timber, steel and proprietary support systems.
  • Conduct a risk assessment.
  • Assess various ground types.
  • Plan work activities in line with the relevant procedures, legislation and guidelines.
  • Write a temporary work design and design brief.

What is Required to Pass the EUSR Excavation course?

The tutor will assess the delegates understanding and competency throughout the course. The delegate will have to also complete a short written exam at the end of the course.

How long is the Excavation Safety course?

The course is delivered over two days.

Why should I take this course?

Supervisors, Managers, Safety Managers and Operatives who work around excavations should attend this course.

Excavation Safety Course entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the course. However, delegates need a good understanding of spoken and written English.

Is this course accredited?

EUSR accredited

Where can I complete this course?

In-house Courses

We can arrange EUSR Excavation Safety Cat 3, 4 & 5 courses across the country at a training venue or venue of your choice. The course can be delivered in all three categories or as an individual category if you require. We work with a range of trusted training partners who can deliver the course on our behalf. We can arrange the course for a maximum of 8 delegates per tutor. For a quote, complete the in-house enquiry form on this page, and one of the team will be in touch. Please note, all of our quotes are priced on a case-by-case basis, depending on the course location and delegate numbers.

Further development

On completion of the course, delegates will receive a EUSR Excavating Safely accredited card and certificate. The card and certificate are valid for 3 years. For further information on how to get the card, please take a look at our blog here.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim £30 for each delegate who completes this course. For the grant to be claimed, you must include the company name and CITB levy number on the delegates information form, which is completed before or on the first day of the course.


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