Excavation Rescue


This endorsed training programme is operated by Groundforce Training Services

This Course provides the necessary theoretical and practical exercises allowing staff to assist in the rescue of casualties when working in open excavations.

The Course Covers:

Legislation – Understanding employer/employee obligations relating to working in excavations and implementing rescue plans.

Harness use and inspection.

Identification and use of davit arm systems and various types of rescue equipment.

Practical exercises – rescue using davit arm systems, fold/roll up stretchers and rescue harnesses.


Mapping has been carried out against parts of NOS EUSCS05 Emergency rescue and recovery of casualties from confined spaces.


Full Body Harness Training, confined space trained


The duration of this programme is 1 day.

Find Out More

Contact: Chris Gearren, chris.gearren@vpplc.com 01909 412500

An Endorsed Training Programme is a training programme that has been endorsed by Energy & Utility Skills as meeting its objectives. They are offered by private companies and any questions relating specifically to that training package should be directed to the appropriate provider.