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Utilities & Safe Digging

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Max Number of Delegates: 6:1

Duration: 1 Day

Length of Certification: 3 Years

Accreditation: COTS Certificate

Who Should Attend

This programme is designed for those personnel who are required to understand safe digging practices for utilities as part of their job role.

Course Aim

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with digging in close proximity to utilities, exploring the practical methods and theory to allow them to excavate safely.

Training Methods

A high proportion of hands-on demonstration and practical exercises, supplemented with classroom based tutorials.


Can be delivered at COTS Llandarcy or client site with appropriate facilities.

Additional Information

Delegates attending this course should be 16+ years and be physically and mentally for to withstand the rigours of training.

Course Content

On successful completion of the course, delegates should have knowledge and understanding of the following:

• Legalities and Guidance
• Occupational Health & Excavation Hazards
• Safe Systems of Work
• Types of Detecting Devices
• Excavating & Exposing Services
• Back Filling
• Dealing with Water
• Theory Assessments
• Practical Sessions
• Practical Assessments
• Loads

For course dates and prices, contact us today on 01792 587250

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