Hand Excavation

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This toolbox session trains on how to adopt a good posture and foot placement when hand excavating using a shovel. It recommends using ergonomic bent-handle shovels, wearing back support and rotating tasks every 15 minutes.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course learners will:

  1. Learn the type of shovel to use when digging and shovelling to reduce body stressing.
  2. Learn how to hand-dig a trench or hole and avoid manual handling injuries.
  3. Understand the safe manual handling postures to use.

Course length: 3 mins (1-minute animated and subtitled video + 3 short answer assessment)

  • Certificate of completion
  • In-depth Reporting
  • Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
  • Optional pass rate

Available in English (Australian).

This course is suitable for use in Australia, the UK, Europe, the US, and all countries that adhere to OSHA and HSE requirements.

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