Trench Rescue Awareness

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Course Overview

Our Trench Rescue Awareness course covers how to identify a range of trench rescue situations and the performance of cable pit/trench/excavation rescue procedures in the workplace.

In addition, the course encompasses responsibilities for health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

This course is designed for personnel who are required to undertake trench rescue as member of a single agency or multi-disciplinary team such as emergency services and/or volunteer organisations, or organisations working in environments where potential for trench collapse is prevalent.

Duration: 4 Hours
Location: This course can be trained at our Training Centre or we can train at your Workplace (conditions apply)
Cost: Please call or email our office to obtain more information including pricing and dates
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Subjects covered

  • Legislative requirements for trench rescue
  • Identifying unstable trenches
  • Initial response
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Assembling rescue equipment
  • Accessing the trench and assessing the casualty
  • Extracting the casualty
  • First aid considerations
  • Preserving the scene


Upon successful completion of the training and assessment for this course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance.

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