Building Risk Assessment Form – Digging and Working in Excavations
Working in any trench or excavation is inherently dangerous as unsupported sides can collapse without notice. For this reason you should never work alone when you are in a trench. This Risk Assessment Form For Works Involved in Working in Trenches or Digging any Excavations will allow you to assess the risks to your employees while carrying out this task.
This Building Risk Assessment Form has been professionally written for you to use by adding to or deleting the control measures that we have suggested. We have considered the various hazards your employees and anyone else will be exposed to on a regular basis and have given some control measures that you may already have in place, along with our suggestions of those you may wish to implement. These are only our suggestions – you may find that your particular site or location needs different answers, and these forms allow you to fill them in as you need.
If you are new to carrying out risk assessments you may find it useful to read our Guidance Notes: How to do a Construction Site Risk Assessment.
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