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

Course Aims
To enable candidates to understand the requirements of the N.R & S.W.A for excavation on the highway and ensure that work complies with 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 regard 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. Understanding the 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.