Excavation Safety Competent Person (Trenching & Shoring)

Course Introduction

Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. Employees who work in or around trenches or excavations must be adequately trained in the requirements of the OSHA Excavation Standard, 29 CFR 1926 (Subpart P).

Course Details

This course will provide the basic training requirements for 'competent persons'. Additional instruction will be given on the following topics:

  • Hazard Recognition
  • Competent Person Requirements
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Shielding, Shoring and Sloping
  • Site Inspection
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Underground Utility Lines
  • Water Accumulation
  • Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Means of Access/ Egress
  • Emergency Rescue
  • Emergency Procedures