Utility Excavations Scheme Overview 

Total Training Providers is an accredited centre of EUSR. EUSR is an independent skills platform providing recognised standards to the utility sector. It is operated by Energy & Utility Skills the sector skills body for gas power, waste management and water industries. The body has set widely recognised industry standards which clearly define expectations in terms of performance and knowledge of individuals completing excavation activities. 
Individuals who qualify for registration with EUSR are issued with a card and appear on the EUSR website. EUSR is beneficial to both employers and individuals as they move between companies or between industries. Employers have a robust way of verifying the abilities of their workers while individuals have a recognised method of demonstrating their abilities to employers. 
 
At Total Training Providers. we have developed a range of packages to support the training needs of this sector. Contact us today to find out more about EUSR Deep Excavation Training. 

Total Training is an accredited centre of EUSR. EUSR have set widely recognised industry standards which clearly define expectations in terms of performance and knowledge of individuals completing excavation activities.

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Locate Utility Services 

Category 1: Locate Utility Services covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to safely detect utility services using recognised and approved detection methods. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards: 
EUSMUNC06 Locate and Avoid Services for Utilities Network Construction 
EUSEPUS044 Location and Identification of Underground Utility Services in the Electricity Power Utilities 
 
It also incorporates the relevant requirements of HSE guidance documents: 
 
HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services 
HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction 
Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge: 
Interpret utility drawings and line search documents 
Use location equipment to locate underground services 
Identify the dangers and hazards associated with underground services 

Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices 

Category 2: Implement Safe (Digging) Excavating Practices covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to safely excavate and maintain holes and trenches using both hand tools and hand held power tools. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards: 
EUSEPUS043 Carry out Excavation Work on Underground Cables in Electricity Power Environment 
EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction 
EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction 
 
It also incorporates the relevant requirements of HSE guidance documents: 
 
HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services 
HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction 
Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge: 
Interpret utility drawings and line search documents to identify underground services 
Use safe digging techniques to carry out and maintain excavations 
Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations 

Install, Inspect & Remove Timber Support Systems 

Category 3: Install, Inspect & Remove Timber Support Systems covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to install, inspect and remove timber excavation support systems. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards: 
EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction 
EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction 
COSVR370 Provide Temporary Excavation Support 
 
It also incorporates the relevant requirements of: 
 
City and Guilds Level 2 Awards in Excavation Support Systems (6146-21) Nov 2012 
HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services 
HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction 
CIRIA Trenching Practice (second edition R97) 
British Standard 4978: 2007:2011 Visual Strength Grading of Softwood 
Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge: 
Comply with Company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices 
Interpret utility drawings and line search document 
Install, inspect and remove timber support systems 
Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations 

Install, Inspect & Remove Steel Support Systems 

Category 4: Install, Inspect & Remove Steel Support Systems covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to install, inspect and remove steel excavation support systems. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards: 
EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction 
EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction 
COSVR370 Provide Temporary Excavation Support 
 
It also incorporates the relevant requirements of: 
 
City and Guilds Level 2 Awards in Excavation Support Systems (6146-21) Nov 2012 
HSG47 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services 
HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction 
CIRIA Trenching Practice (second edition R97) 
Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge: 
Interpret utility drawings and line search document 
Install, inspect and remove steel support systems 
Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations 
Use and communicate data effectively and resolve problems 

Install, Inspect & Remove Proprietary Support Systems 

Category 5: Install, Inspect & Remove Proprietary Support Systems covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to install, inspect and remove proprietary excavation support systems. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards: 
EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction 
EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction 
COSVR370 Provide Temporary Excavation Support 
 
It also incorporates the relevant requirements of: 
 
City and Guilds Level 2 Awards in Excavation Support Systems (6146-21) Nov 2012 
HSG147 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services 
HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction 
CIRIA Trenching Practice (second edition R97) 
Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge: 
Comply with Company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices 
Interpret utility drawings and line search document 
Install, inspect and remove proprietary support systems 
Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations 
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