Safe Excavation Techniques in Construction (Safe Dig)
CITB Approved | Duration 3 days of 6 hours each day

The purpose of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge to support the following:

  • spoil characteristics safe storage and removal of excavated material
  • maintain a safe environment
  • maintain tools and equipment
  • underground and above ground services
  • permits to work
  • working at height near excavations


  • safety signs and signals

  • emergency procedures
  • banksman role and responsibilities
  • transportation of loads
  • hazards – all common plant and plant machinery
  • hazards – collapse, noise, environmental and services
  • legislation, regulations and approved guidance
  • topsoil and subsoil characteristics
  • proprietary trench support
  • marking out and measuring
  • the effects of adverse weather conditions

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