This course is suitable for anyone who installs trenching support at a worksite and is only ever conducted for group bookings on employers’ sites.
Why complete the Install Trench Support Training?
Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.
According to WorkSafe Victoria’s Compliance Code – Excavation (May 2018), “Information, instruction and training needs to cover the nature of hazards associated with excavation work, including the need for risk control measures and how to properly use them. For example, ensure employees understand:
- the nature of the hazards associated with the excavation work
- the need for and proper use of measures to control risk
- the selection, use, fit, testing and storage of any personal protective equipment (PPE)
- the content of any relevant SWMS and health and safety coordination plan”