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Diploma In Excavation & Trenching - Level 4
Excavation and trenching are the procedures of digging up and creating excavations in the ground for various purposes. It can be dug up either to install underground infrastructure or to excavate ancient ruins. Either ways, excavation and trenching procedures are risky activities that could turn fatal, which is why South London College has developed this Diploma in Excavation and Trenching – Level 4 to equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills needed to embark on a related career.
This course will extensively educate you on the excavation facts, personal protection systems and excavation and trenching guidelines that has to be followed while digging up the excavations. Since excavation and trenching is highly risky, it is vital for you to be aware of the excavation, trenching and confined space hazards. Therefore, this program has also included a few modules that will focus on this aspect, along with an insight into the irritant (corrosive) atmosphere and soil classification.
The OSHA report that has to be followed by every employers will also be presented through this course, after which you will learn how to successfully handle an OSHA inspection. This course will also explain you about ladder safety, confined space safety, confined space entry program, confined space entry permit and confined space duties and responsibilities and hence, is ideal for anyone wishing to get into or progress within civil engineering or archeology.
The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
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What Will I Learn?
- Learn about excavation facts, personal protection systems and excavation and trenching guidelines.
- Gain insight into excavation, trenching hazards and excavation and confined space hazards.
- Learn about irritant (corrosive) atmosphere and soil classification.
- Have a clear understanding of OSHA report and how to handle an OSHA Inspection.
- Learn about ladder safety and confined space safety.
- Learn about the confined space entry program, confined space entry permit and confined space duties and responsibilities
Module 01: Stackable Trench Boxes
- Excavation Facts
Module 02: Competent Person
- Competent Person Duties
- Scope of Work
Module 03: Personnel Protection Systems
- Excavation Protection Systems
- Personal Protective Equipment
Module 04: Excavation
Excavation & Trenching Guidelines
Module 05: Commonly Found Hazards
- Hazard Controls
- Excavation Safety Plan
- Posing a Hazard
Module 06: Soil Classification and Identification
- Type A soil
- Type B soil
- Type C soil
- Soil Test & Identification
Module 07: Protective System Requirements
- Sloping and Benching
Module 08: Shoring Systems
- Timber Shoring
- Aluminium Hydraulic Shoring Systems
- Key Definitions
Module 09: Protection of Employees in Excavations
- Protection of Employees in Excavations
Module 10: Shielding
Module 11: Inspections
Module 12: Excavation and Confined Space Hazards
- Flammable Atmospheres
- Toxic Atmospheres
Module 13: Irritant (Corrosive) Atmospheres
- Asphyxiating Atmospheres
- Mechanical Hazards
- Thermal Effects
- Protective Insulated Clothing
- Other hazards
Module 14: One-Call Center or Bluestakes
- One-Call Program
- Mission of the One-Call Center
- Colour Codes for marking underground utility lines.
- Example of a One-Call Center’s Rules
Module 15: General Gas Safety
- Carbon Monoxide
Module 16: Soil Classification Section
- Appendix B
- Appendix C
- Appendix D
- Appendix E
- Compressive Strength Testing
Module 17: Daily Excavation Checklist Example
- Daily Excavation Checklist Example
Module 18: Handling an Osha Inspection
- If OSHA shows up to your job site
- The OSHA Compliance Officer
Module 19: Osha Inspection Report Example
- Osha Inspection Report Example
- OSHA Construction Visits
Module 20: Ladder Safety Section
- Ladder Hazards
- Ladder Inspection
- Ladder Storage
- Ladder Ratings & Limits Ladder weight ratings
- Ladder Setup
- Ladder Maintenance
Module 21: Confined Space Section
- Confined Spaces
Module 22: Confined Space
- Confined space definition
Module 23: Permitted Confined Space Entry Program
- A Confined space
- Permit Required Confined Space Entry General Rules
- Confined Space Entry Permit Example
Module 24: Confined Space Duties
- Examples of Assignments
- Commonly Found Hazards
- Hazard Control
- Permit Required Confined Space Entry General Rules
- Confined Space Entry Procedures and Permits
- Confined Space Training
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.
Method of Assessment
In order to complete the Diploma In Excavation & Trenching - Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
Course Code: QLS-04878
Awarding Body (Accreditation)
The Quality Licence Scheme has long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. The Quality Licence Scheme combines over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, The Quality Licence Scheme also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Who is this course for?
- Job seekers
- Engineering professionals
- Construction professionals
- Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
- A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.
- Civil Engineer - £30,742 per annum
- Construction Manager - £41,348 per annum
- Civil Design Engineer - £28,887 per annum
- Construction Foreman - £14.32 per hour
- Engineering Supervisor
Other jobs you can get
- Structural Engineer
- Project Engineer
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If I want to receive a certificate at the end of the course how much does it cost please?
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