We offer five categories of EUSR courses in utility excavation training, that was developed in collaboration with employers and stakeholders.
They come from across the energy and utility sector, with years of knowledge in each category. Each category is mapped against National occupational standards.
All our EUSR courses are delivered by tutors who have amassed years of experience and knowledge working within the Construction, Utility and Civil Engineering Sectors.
These courses are aimed at everyone who is involved with excavations, from operatives through to managers and designers, and from novices to experienced workers.
You can attend our EUSR Excavation courses in a classroom at our Leigh venue. These courses are a mix of theory and practical training.
The theory part is delivered in a classroom, while the practical part is delivered outside.
Have a look at the Next Available Course dates for availability.
The categories prices are listed below:
EUSR Category 1: Locate Utility Services (CAT & Genny): £165+VAT
EUSR Categories 3-5: £710+VAT
These EUSR courses can be delivered as an in-house course specifically for your delegates. You can choose to attend the course at a venue of your choosing or in one of our training centres.
The site will need to have an outdoor location, where we can deliver the practical elements of the training. 3B Training can provide the equipment for the training or train the delegates on the equipment you provide.
We quote all of our in-house courses on a case-by-case basis. The price will vary depending on location, equipment needed and delegate numbers.
To enquire, fill in our in-house enquiry form on this page and one of our friendly team members will get in touch.
This CAT and Genny training is a necessary course for people that need to understand how to locate underground services, before they start any excavation work, and how to avoid contact with overhead power lines by following GS6.
With this knowledge, you will be well equipped to safely detect utility services when needed.
This course will teach and equip you with the knowledge to be able to practically:
The minimum guided learning hours for this course is six hours
All operatives, supervisors and managers that are commencing excavation work need to comply with HSE guidance 150, HSG47 (safe excavation) and GS6 (Avoid contact with Overhead Power Lines) and follow the advice contained in it.
This CAT and Genny course follows this guidance and aims to outline the potential dangers of working near underground services.
It will also give advice on how to protect employees’ health and safety and any indirect risks that occur through damaging services.
As part of the general site requirement, we expect the delegate to wear gloves, safety footwear, high visibility jacket, safety helmet and waterproofs.
This CAT and Genny course is accredited by EUSR or 3B Training.
Enjoyed the course, well presented, fantastic thanks. - EUSR Category 1: Locate Utility Services
This training covers the essentials that are required for those working to safely excavate and maintain holes and trenches, using both hand tools and handheld power tools.
With this knowledge, you will be well equipped to excavate ground safely, to ease subsequent access or work on underground services.
By the end of this training, you should show that you are able to:
All operatives, supervisors and managers that are commencing excavation work need to comply with relevant sections of HSE guidance 150, HSG47 (safe excavation) and GS6 (Avoid contact with Overhead Power Lines) and follow the advice contained in it.
This course follows this guidance and equips you with the knowledge of safely managing the work prior to and during an excavation, consistent with site requirements.
This course is accredited by EUSR.
This training covers the essentials that is required for those working to install, inspect and remove timber excavation support systems.
With this knowledge, you will be well equipped to identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations.
All operatives, supervisors and managers that are commencing excavation work need to comply with relevant sections of HSE guidance HSG47 and HSG150, CIRIA Trenching practice, amongst other relevant requirements, and follow the advice contained in them.
This course follows this guidance, and equips you with the practical knowledge needed for the role.
This training covers the essentials that is required for those working to install, inspect and remove steel excavation support systems.
This training covers the essentials that is required for those working to install, inspect and remove proprietary excavation support systems.
Every three years when your certificate expires, you will need to sit the Category 1 and 2 courses to renew it.
These courses can be ran separately as single unit courses or together as dual unit courses.
The minimum guided learning hours for a combination of two categories is nine hours.
Categories 3, 4 and 5 have a one-day refresher course which is taken every three years when your certificate has expired.
Categories 3, 4 and 5 refresher is a condensed version of each category and covers industry updates, and amended guidance notes, amongst other relevant topics. This refresher includes a classroom and a live dig excavation session.
This practical session includes the installation of timber, steel and/or proprietary systems (aluminium walers with steel/timber sheets/single and double acting frames/trench/manhole boxes), followed by the safe extraction and reinstatement of the excavations.
All these are done to a specific temporary works design. These courses can also be run separately as single-unit courses or together as multi-unit courses.
The minimum guided learning hours for a combination of three categories is sixteen hours.
Fill out the enquiry form if you are interested in this refresher and one of our friendly team members will be in touch.
We strongly recommend that you complete both training courses for anyone undertaking excavation work.
This helps to avoid a reliance on the accuracy of any location and marking activity done by others.
Yes, these courses include a live dig practical session where delegates will install steel, timber and proprietary shoring solutions.
Yes, all shoring support systems are installed to an approved temporary works design.
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