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Be Safe

Trench and Excavation Hazards
The common hazards associated with excavation works are:
● contact with underground services
● contact with overhead lines
● collapse of the excavation's sides
● materials falling onto people working in the excavation
● people and vehicles falling into the excavation
● people being struck by plant
● undermining of nearby structures
● ground water
● soil
● access to the excavation
● fumes
● accidents to members of the public.
GGS- Issue:08-09
Remember: Once you have identified what the risks are, you must put in place a
plan to effectively manage those risks.