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Course Overview:

 

This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to manage excavations safely. The course is specifically tailored for the South African audience and complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (85 of 1993) regulations.

Course Objectives:

 

  • To provide learners with an understanding of the legal requirements and responsibilities for managing excavations.

  • To equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to identify and evaluate excavation hazards and implement appropriate control measures.

  • To enable learners to develop excavation management plans and implement appropriate excavation procedures.

  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to manage emergency situations in excavations.

Course Duration: 1 days

The course will be delivered over 1 days, with a total of 8 hours of training.

Course Content:

 

  • Introduction to excavation management

  • Legal requirements and responsibilities for managing excavations

  • Identification and evaluation of excavation hazards

  • Risk assessment and hazard control measures

  • Excavation management plans and procedures

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) for excavation work

  • Emergency procedures for excavations

  • Communication and documentation in excavation management

Assessment:

  • A written test to assess learners' knowledge of excavation management principles and procedures.

  • A practical assessment to evaluate learners' ability to develop excavation management plans and implement excavation procedures.

Certification:

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate is valid for 12 months.

Prerequisites:

  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age

  • Learners should have a basic understanding of workplace health and safety

 

Course information

Unit Standard Title: Implement safety procedures for an open hole or deep excavations
 
Classroom Price: R 850 (Ex VAT)

Classroom Duration: 1 Day
 
Credits: 4

SAQA ID: 365183

CPD Points: 5

NQF Level: 3

Prerequisites: N/A
 
Target Groups:  All Employees 

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