Course Details

This course was developed in conjunction with WorkSafe Victoria and is used by WorkSafe Inspectors.

With proper planning, and use of equipment, hazards associated with trench work and excavations are preventable. Excavation and trench work is one of the most dangerous tasks performed by Civil Contractors. If you are unfamiliar with or fail to follow policies and procedures, or lack the training and experience necessary to work safely in these areas, you place workers at risk.

Topics Covered

  • Legal Requirements
    • ACTS and Regulations
  • Guidance Material:
    • Codes of practice
      • Trench safety precautions
      • National code
    • Related AS publications
    • WorkSafe safety alerts
    • WorkSafe information sheets
  • Find out about:
    • How a trench collapses
    • Soil types
    • Zone of influence
  • Methods of preventing collapse and protecting workers
    • Benching
    • Battering
    • Shoring
    • Shields
  • Associated Hazards:
    • Is a trench a confined space?
    • Falls from heights
    • Protecting the general public

Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for those working in operational roles within Civil Construction, such as Front-Line Managers, Work Supervisors, OH&S personnel and Project Managers. Those persons requiring a clear understanding of TRENCH SAFETY in the work environment, but do not require to install trench safety systems themselves.

What qualifications does this offer?

On completion, you will have a clear understanding of your responsibilities for the safety of persons working within the trench environment and have the capability to recognise safe trenching practices and put them into practice. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Civil Train Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please ensure that you read the Civil Train Cancellation and Refund Policy and check the Terms and Conditions before enrolling in this course with Civil Train. If you have any questions about our Cancellation Policy, please contact CCF VIC on (03) 9588 7600.

On-site Group Training Available

Are you an employer with a large group of employees that need training? Civil Train can arrange training for you at your site, ensuring you meet the delivery requirements for the program.