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Document ID (ISN)107864
CIS number 08-280
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - Prévention BTP
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sagot F.
Title Excavation work in trenches
Original title Les travaux de fouilles en tranchées [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2007, No.95, p.32-33. Illus.
Abstract Risks related to open excavation work are diverse, including the collapse of adjacent buildings or the accidental burial of workers. Whenever possible, other techniques such as shaft driving or cutting should be used. If trenching cannot be avoided, risks need to be evaluated and safety measures adopted, as described in this article with respect to earthmoving machines, storage, trench support, underground networks, trench marking, personal protective equipment, construction site demarcation and reinforcement of adjacent buildings.
Descriptors (primary) trenching and excavating; safe working methods; construction sites
Descriptors (secondary) France; trench shoring; underground cables; earthmoving equipment; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; gas distribution; collapse
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Trenching and excavating