The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 92 (2014) > Issues > Issue 9 > Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 31): Controlling risks in ground works
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Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 31): Controlling risks in ground works

The majority of projects involve digging holes in the ground for basements, foundations or trenches. Obvious hazards are those of side collapse or water inundation — with potentially lethal consequences to people working at depth.

Author(s): The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel