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Excavation work

There is a high risk of injury from soil collapse in connection with excavation work. The collapse of soil can cause serious injuries and fatal accidents. Therefore, when inspecting excavation work, the Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) has special focus on the risk of collapse. We also focus on other risk areas such as vehicle impacts, risk of employees falling into excavations and heavy lifting.

Safety during excavation work

Excavation work must meet a number of requirements for slope gradient, shoring, traffic barriers and signage. Learn about the most important rules.

Safety during excavation work

Your manual: Excavation work

Links to selected chapters on excavation work, ergonomics and lift assessment in the 'Manual - Building and construction working environment'. The manual is published by 'BFA Bygge & Anlæg'.

Your manual: Excavation work
Last updated: 24-06-2020