EUSR Category 4 - Install, Inspect and Remove Steel Shoring Systems

About EUSR Category 4 - Install, Inspect and Remove Steel Shoring Systems

This safety course introduces the learner to the theoretical and practical dangers of excavation work. 

Examples of areas covered are, but not limited to the HSE's HSG150, HSG 47 guidance, the Construction Industry Research and Information Associations report. 

Learners will become familiarised with the necessity for identifying various ground conditions, and will come to understand a variety of methods for utilising the appropriate ground retention system(s). This course includes practical training and assessments whist installing ground support systems in a live dig environment with specific temporary work designs. 

The two day course can accommodate up to 8 delegates per day.

Course Objectives 

  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with working in excavations 
  • Differentiate between soil types and conditions
  • Recognise suitable ground retention systems
  • Carry out risk assessments unique to excavations 
  • Recognise the hazards, and implement control measures for those hazards 
  • Be able to safely install, remove and inspect steel shoring equipment w/practical experience in doing so
  • Interpret specific temporary work designs 


Who Will Benefit? 

Managers, supervisors, safety professionals and/or operatives who are required to oversee or carry out work in or around excavations. If you physically install, inspect or remove shoring systems and haven't had any formal training, this course is essential to minimise risk to yourself and those around you. 


  • EUSR photo id card with qualification stated on back of card 
  • Groundforce Training certificate of attendance (in addition to EUSR card) 

CITB Cashback 

Eligible for CITB cashback​.

Read more on how you can claim CITB levy here. 

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