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 your organization’s needs and offer a high-caliber educational experience through interactive tools and innovative exercises. Our onsite courses move quickly and give attendees relevant, practical knowledge applicable to their area of expertise
The On-Site OSHA Training Difference
While online training is a convenient option, instructor-led safety training offers benefitsthat will produce a greater long-term payoff, including:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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