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Document ID (ISN)76947
CIS number 01-1021
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1563-4
Year 1999
Convention or series no. HSG 185
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Health and safety in excavations - Be safe and shore
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Feb. 1999. vi, 58p. Illus. 49 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
Abstract During work in excavations, many construction workers are killed and injured in the collapse of inadequately-supported excavations. Aimed at all persons involved in the construction process, this booklet provides guidance on precautionary measures to avoid accidents caused by the collapse of ground during excavation work. Contents include: hazards and control measures; planning, design and management, legal requirements in the United Kingdom.
Descriptors (primary) trenching and excavating; United Kingdom; shoring and bracing; training material; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; training manuals; safety by design; glossary; safe working methods
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Trenching and excavating
Construction industry and civil engineering