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EUSR Excavation Safety Training Courses

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.

Why take these EUSR Excavation Safety Training Courses?

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.

How are these EUSR Excavation Courses Delivered?

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Workers working on an excavation site.

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

 

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3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

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.

Benefits of these EUSR Excavation courses

  • Clients can book any combination of categories that suit them
  • All EUSR courses are accredited under Energy Utilities Skills
  • CITB Grants Scheme available
  • All delegates getting a hands on approach in the practical use of all the equipment they are being trained on

EUSR Category 1 - Locate Utility Services (CAT & Genny)

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.

What does the CAT and Genny training teach you?

This course will teach and equip you with the knowledge to be able to practically:

  • Carry out site marking using the necessary appropriate methods
  • Interpret utility plan drawings and identify symbols and coded information
  • Prepare and use location equipment to locate a range of underground services
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with underground services
  • Recognise why some services are more difficult to locate
  • How to adopt safe digging practices
  • Follow the relevant ACOPS HSG47 and GS6
How long does this course last?

The minimum guided learning hours for this course is six hours

Why should I take this CAT and Genny course?

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.

Entry Requirements

As part of the general site requirement, we expect the delegate to wear gloves, safety footwear, high visibility jacket, safety helmet and waterproofs.

Is this course accredited?

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
David Johnson

EUSR Category 2 - Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices

What does the safe excavation training teach you?

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:

  • Interpret utility plan drawings
  • Identify symbols and coded information
  • Understand the process for adopting safe digging practices
  • How to hand dig trial holes
  • How to safely protect exposed underground services whilst excavating
  • Identify the dangers, hazards and risks associated with excavations, amongst others
How long is the safe excavation course?

The minimum guided learning hours for this course is six hours

Why should I take this course?

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.

Entry Requirements

As part of the general site requirement, we expect the delegate to wear gloves, safety footwear, high visibility jacket, safety helmet and waterproofs.

Is the safe excavation accredited?

This course is accredited by EUSR.

EUSR Category 3 - Install, Inspect and Remove Timber Support Systems

What does the Timber Support Systems training teach you?

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.

By the end of this training, you should show that you are able to:

  • Safely excavate and install Timber shoring systems to a pre-set design
  • Backfill, reinstate, and strip out safely the timber shoring support systems
  • Understand the risks associated with excavating
  • Reasons why we support excavations using different methods including benching and battering
  • How to interpret standard designs
  • How to carry out excavation inspections
  • How to deal with change
  • Understand different soil structures
  • Comply with company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices
How long is the course?

The minimum guided learning hours for this course is six hours

Why should I take this course?

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.

Entry Requirements

As part of the general site requirement, we expect the delegate to wear gloves, safety footwear, high visibility jacket, safety helmet and waterproofs.

Is the Timber Support Systems training accredited?

This course is accredited by EUSR.

EUSR Category 4 - Install, Inspect and Remove Steel Support Systems

What does this excavation work training teach you?

This training covers the essentials that is required for those working to install, inspect and remove steel excavation support systems.

With this knowledge, you will be well equipped to identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations.

By the end of this training, you should show that you are able to:

  • Safely excavate and install Steel shoring systems to a pre-set design
  • Backfill, reinstate, and strip out safely the Steel shoring support systems
  • Understand the risks associated with excavating
  • Reasons why we support excavations using different methods including benching and battering
  • How to interpret standard designs
  • How to carry out excavation inspections
  • How to deal with change
  • Understand different soil structures
  • Use and communicate data effectively and resolve problems
How long is the course?

The minimum guided learning hours for this course is six hours

Why should I take this course?

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.

Entry Requirements

As part of the general site requirement, we expect the delegate to wear gloves, safety footwear, high visibility jacket, safety helmet and waterproofs.

Is this Steel Support Systems training accredited?

This course is accredited by EUSR.

EUSR Category 5 - Install, Inspect and Remove Proprietary Support Systems

What does this Proprietary Support System training teach you?

This training covers the essentials that is required for those working to install, inspect and remove proprietary excavation support systems.

With this knowledge, you will be well equipped to identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations.

By the end of this training, you should show that you are able to:

  • Safely excavate and install proprietary shoring systems to a pre-set design
  • Backfill, reinstate, and strip out safely the proprietary shoring support systems
  • Understand the risks associated with excavating
  • Reasons why we support excavations using different methods including benching and battering
  • How to interpret standard designs
  • How to carry out excavation inspections
  • How to deal with change
  • Understand different soil structures
  • Comply with company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices
How long is the course?

The minimum guided learning hours for this course is six hours

Why should I take this course?

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.

Entry Requirements

As part of the general site requirement, we expect the delegate to wear gloves, safety footwear, high visibility jacket, safety helmet and waterproofs.

Is this Proprietary Support System training accredited?

This course is accredited by EUSR.

EUSR Categories Refreshers

EUSR Category 1 and 2

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.

EUSR Category 3, 4 and 5

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Is it mandatory to do Category 1 and 2 together?
    Is it mandatory to do Category 1 and 2 together?

    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.

  • Are we going to do any actual digging?

    Yes, these courses include a live dig practical session where delegates will install steel, timber and proprietary shoring solutions.

  • Do we install shoring equipment to a design?

    Yes, all shoring support systems are installed to an approved temporary works design.

Next Available Course Dates - EUSR Excavation Safety Training Courses

Next Available Course Dates - EUSR Excavation Safety Training Courses

  • Blackburn

    3B Training
    Unit 6
    Point 65 Business Centre,
    Greenbank Way,
    Blackburn
    BB1 3EA

  • Derby

    23 Royal Scot Road
    Derby
    Derbyshire
    DE24 8AJ

  • Doncaster

    Unit 1 Meadow View
    Durham Lane
    Armthorpe
    Doncaster
    DN3 3DY

  • Leeds

    25 Bradford Road
    Gildersome
    Leeds
    LS27 7HN

  • Leigh

    Unit 5
    English Street Business Park
    English Street
    Leigh
    WN7 3EH

  • Liverpool

    Partnership for Learning
    South Road
    Speke
    Liverpool
    L24 9PZ

  • London

    CIOB London Office
    9 Kingsway
    Holborn
    London
    WC2B 6XF

  • Manchester

    The Forum
    Tameside Business Park
    Windmill Lane
    Denton
    M34 3QS

  • Tamworth

    93C Lichfield Street
    Tamworth
    Staffordshire
    B79 7QF

  • Wigan

    Stratus House
    Swan Lane
    Hindley Green
    WN2 4EY

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