Guidance

Health and safety for major road schemes: excavations protection

Part of the 'Raising the bar' health and safety initiative to identify best practice, raise standards and improve supply chain engagement.

Documents

Raising the bar 13: Excavations protection, access and egress (Version I - June 2013)

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Details

Excavations pose a risk to those at ground level, in addition to those accessing, working within and exiting the excavation.

This document considers the protection of people, access and egress, inspection and training. Service avoidance is outside the scope of this document.

It forms part of the ‘Raising the bar’ health and safety initiative.

Published 1 June 2013