Excavation Safety Competent Person Course

Oct 28, 2019

  • November 22, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cave-ins and other excavation hazards are one of the leading causes of deaths and inju-ries on construction sites.This course can help ensure the safety of an-yone who works in or around excavations by ensuring that the competent person has the skills and knowledge needed to identify haz-ards and take corrective action.This one-day course covers the latest industry practices and regulatory requirements.

Course Outline

Excavation Basics

  • General Safety Requirements
  • Introduction to the Excavation Standards

Basic Soil Mechanics

  • Anatomy of a Collapse
  • Types of Collapses
  • Factors That Contribute To Cave-ins

Soil Classification

  • Unconfined Compressive Strength
  • Type A, B and C Soils

Protective Systems

  • Sloping and Benching
  • Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring
  • Shields
  • Selection of Protective Systems

Excavation Safety Planning

  • Liabilities/Responsibilities
  • Written Program Elements
  • Water Accumulation Hazards

Emergency Planning

  • Rescue Procedures
  • Pre-planning


0.7 Certified Safety Professionals credit

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