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Document ID (ISN)65898
CIS number 96-357
ISBN(s) 0-477-03578-7
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Title Approved code of practice for safety in excavation and shafts for foundations
Bibliographic information Occupational Safety and Health Service, Department of Labour, P.O. Box 3705, Wellington, New Zealand, Sep. 1995. 50p. Illus. 7 ref. Price: NZD 10.00.
Abstract Part 1 of this code of practice covers trenches and open excavations: general safety provisions (modes of failure, excavations requiring shoring, angle of slope, protection of the public and employees, surface water and drainage, harmful gases); recommended safe practices for excavations; methods of shoring; open excavations. Part 2 covers shafts and drives for foundations: precautions during construction of drilled large-diameter shafts for piling and other purposes; ventilation, gas hazards, symptoms and effects.
Descriptors (primary) trenching and excavating; New Zealand; construction industry; shaft sinking; foundation work
Descriptors (secondary) sloping of trench sides; pipelaying; ventilation; neighbourhood protection; shoring and bracing; glossary; directive; outbursts of gas; legislation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceNew Zealand
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Trenching and excavating
Construction industry and civil engineering