Excavation and Trenching
Hazards involving excavations and trenches, can lead to serious incidents involving workers at construction sites. Workers can be critically injured or die in cave-ins. Many cave-ins occur on small jobs of short duration, such as water, gas, electrical and sewer line connections.
Employers, supervisors and workers must follow the requirements set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations for Construction Projects.
The course is designed to provide participants with an awareness of Federal and State requirement, covering practical considerations for safe and compliant excavation and trenching.
Class Duration: 2 h
Certification: Wallet Card
Validation: 2 years
Class size: 40
Special group rates available
Classes available in English and Spanish
Training program topics include:
Locates (Plan before you dig – Obligations under construction regulations)
Access / Egress
Determining soil types
Potential hazardous atmospheres
Working safely with, and around heavy equipment
Public safety and work area protection
Protective support systems (Sloping, Shielding and Shoring & Tabulated Data)
Competent Person Training is an extended curriculum (usually 4-8 Hours), expanding on all if the topics above, inspection criteria, and”Competent Person” duties.