PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard is directed towards people who are required to work in open holes and deep excavations within the geotechnical industry.
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
Explain the legal responsibilities for Health and Safety when working in or alongside excavations.
Identify unsafe working conditions relating to excavations.
Determine methods of achieving health and safety when working in or alongside excavations.
Undertake responsibility for safety of self and others.
Conduct safe work practices.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
Communication at NQF Level 2.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
Excavations refer to trenches, drilled holes, excavated holes and embankments.