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For NPORS CSCS Route the candidate must have passed a valid CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for operatives (OPS) within the last two years

NPORS Excavation Marshal - Banksperson N027 Course Objectives

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an Excavation Marshall – Banksperson

Have knowledge of the equipment to be used and be conversant with Method Statements – Risk Assessments – Permits to work

Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for use

Conduct all pre-excavating checks

Agree communication signals and emergency procedures

Safe positioning of Excavation Marshall – Banksperson

Define and identify the different types of underground services

Identify risks that excavations can present and how people may be affected

Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

Carry out exploratory tasks

Identify the risks of excavating near to underground services, and the safe digging practices that should be adopted

Carry out all end of shift and safe storage procedures