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Construction Excavation Program - New Zealand

Construction Excavation Program - New Zealand

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      • Ideal for business performing excavation works in the construction industry
      • Written to align with Health and Safety at Work Act (NZ) 2015 and HSWA Regulations (NZ)
      • Designed to assist New Zealand businesses in meeting legislative requirements
      • Provided in Microsoft Word for easy customisation

This Excavation Program provides guidance on how to manage the health and safety risks associated with excavation work and applies to all types of excavation work including bulk excavations such as trenches, shafts and tunnels.

Excavation work generally means work involving the removal of soil, rock or other materials from a site to form an open face, hole or cavity using tools or machinery. This policy applies to all workers who undertake various types of excavation work. This policy excludes the use of explosives.

Ideal for businesses who perform excavation works on construction sites. Full of essential policies and procedures to guide actions and behaviours of all employees, this plan assists business operators in providing a safe and compliant workplace. 
This document should be used in conjunction with the Construction Health & Safety At Work Management System for New Zealand

Construction Traffic Management Plan - Table of Contents

  • Amendment Record
  • Document Register
  • References
  • Review Procedures
  • Document Control
  • Records
  • Management Commitment & Approval
  • Excavation Policy
  • Excavation Procedure
  • Excavation Methods
  • Excavation Work Risk Assessments
  • Excavation Safety Inspection Checklist Template
  • Plant & Equipment Register / Maintenance Log
  • Vehicle Inspection Checklist
  • Guidance Sheet for Plant Risk Assessment Form
  • Plant Risk Assessment Template


Legislative References Used:

  • Health & Safety at Work Act (NZ) 2015
  • Health & Safety at Work Regulations (NZ) 2016
  • Resource Management Act 1991,
  • Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996,
  • Accident Compensation Act (NZ) 2001
  • Privacy Act (NZ) 1993
  • Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010
  • ECP 34 New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Electrical Safe Distances (NZECP 34:2001)
  • Approved Code Of Practice For Safety in Excavation And Shafts For foundations (1995) Worksafe NZ
  • Safety around excavations fact sheet Worksafe NZ


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The Construction Excavation Program provides employers with a fully customisable professional template, that can be tailored to suit the needs of their growing business including the ability to add their own logo and company name. Note: You must have Microsoft Word on your computer for use with this system.
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