Who should attend?
Supervisors, Foremen and Agents employed by Organisations and Companies who are responsible for excavation in the highway.

Course Aims
To enable candidates to understand the requirements of the Legislation for excavation in the highway and ensure that the work of Operatives complies with that Legislation in a safe and efficient manner.

Course Objectives
On completion each candidate will be able to:

  1. Recognise the various types of carriageway and footway including the relevant construction layers.
  2. Understand the requirements of Legislation with regards to safe working practices and inconvenience to other road users.
  3. Recognise and understand alternative methods and equipment associated with excavation in the highway.
  4. Understand techniques and measures to be taken to avoid damage to underground apparatus.
  5. Identify excavated materials as suitable or unsuitable for re-use as backfill and recognise correct method of storage.