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Instructor-Led Trench/Excavation Safety Training

Intended Audience

This course is intended for workers, supervisors, and/or safety managers whom the employer has appointed as their competent person for excavation sites.

Why Take This Course

Our experienced instructors tailor approaches to yourorganization’s needs and offer a high-caliber educational experience through interactive tools and innovative exercises. Our on-site courses move quickly and give attendees relevant, practical knowledge applicable to their area of expertise

The On-Site Training Difference

While online training is a convenient option, instructor-led safety training offers benefitsthat will produce a greater long-term payoff, including:

  1. Knowledge Retention –When it comes to knowledge retention, nothing beats instructor-led training. The classroom provides a focused environment for learning that encourages participation and discussion.
  2. Personalized Learning –Experienced instructors tailor approaches and answer specific questions during the course of the training. Students also receive immediate feedback. If a particular section is confusing, too fast or too slow, the trainer can adjust the teaching plan to accommodate real-time feedback.
  3. Peer Learning –In a classroom setting, attendees can gain insight from others’ questions and learn from their peers as well as the instructor. This is also a great networking opportunity to meet and learn from others in a similar field or trade.

Course Topics

  • Surface Encumbrances
  • Stability of Adjacent Structures
  • Underground Utilities and Installations
  • Access and Egress
  • Exposure to Vehicular Traffic
  • Exposure to Falling Loads
  • Warning Systems for Mobile Equipment
  • Hazardous Atmospheres and Emergency Rescue Equipment (Confined Spaces)
  • Water Accumulation
  • Protection from Loose Rock or Soil
  • Inspections by the Competent Person
  • Fall Protection
  • Soil Classification
    •  Soil Basics
    • Types of Soils
    • Soil Testing
  • Selection of Protection Systems
    • Sloping and Benching
    • Timber Shoring
    • Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring
    • Trench Shields
    • Site-Specific Engineered Systems
  • OSHA Interpretations