Trench Safety & Support Technicians

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Health and Safety, General Safety

What Is Trench Safety & Support Technicians Training?

This training course is designed to those needing to excavate trenches in order to carry out work on underground apparatus. It would ideally suit gas, water and other utility technicians. It provides the skills and knowledge required to recognise and assess risks relating to excavation as well as those to ensure trenches are supported safely where necessary.

Who Should Attend

Anyone whose role requires then to work in and around excavations.

Course Agenda

- By the end of this course the participants will be able to
- Carry out a risk assessment of areas to be excavated
- Determine suitable techniques to control risks
- Recognise the need and type of support required
- Safely install and remove timber; steel and hydraulic support systems
- Inspect support systems and recognise faults and omissions.


Trench Safety & Support Technicians training is available at training centres UK wide, using a virtual classroom with a live tutor or on client premises (as required) provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Parking, public transport links and refreshments vary from centre to centre and these will be confirmed to you prior to your enrolment on any course.


The Trench Safety & Support Technicians course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

More Information

The course uses practical exercises in a purpose built trench to provide the skills to install trench support systems. This is supplemented with classroom based exercises and trainer presentation to provide the necessary knowledge.

To successfully complete the course candidates must undertake a practical and written test teaching the necessary pass mark.

Pre Course Requirements:

Delegates should be fit able to carry out the practical activities involved. They should also attend equipped with PPE and foul weather clothing.

Course Availability

Available on client premises as an in-house course or at one of training venues, provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Whatever your requirement, simply complete the enquiry form below and we'll send you our quotation by return.

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Trench Safety & Support Technicians
Part of our General Safety range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 2 days
  • Max Class Size 8

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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