Excavation and Trenching Training
From Lead Training
This course focuses on OSHA standards and the safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Students review practical soil mechanics and their relationship to the stability of shored and un-shored slopes and walls of excavations. Various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic) are covered. Students will review procedures necessary to safely work around excavations on the job. This includes how to cross trenches, proper entry and exit from excavations, exposure to vehicles, exposure to falling loads, warning systems, and emergency response.
- Students will understand and be able to identify soil types, be familiar with processes for identifying and locating buried utility services, and be able to properly select and implement safeguards. They will also be familiar with safety regulations and training necessary for competent person designation.
- Employee and Employer Responsibilities
- Excavation hazards
- Soil analysis
- Shoring systems and techniques
- Worker responsibilities
- Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, and video presentation), demonstrations, and practical exercises performed by the instructor/trainee when applicable, and a written evaluation of the student’s understanding of the course.
Client Supplied Items
- Client specific policies and procedures related to Excavation
- Emergency response procedures
- DVD player and corresponding viewing equipment
- Estimated Time Required 8 hrs.
- Requalification Period Special
- Pre-Requisites N/A
- Minimum # Students 2
- Maximum # Students 4
- Additional Course Material N/A