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Excavation Hazard Awareness or Competent Person Training English or Spanish

This course provides information on safety requirements, concerns and precautions when working in and around excavations.

Participants will learn to conduct inspections and classify soil  through both visual and manual testing. Sloping, Benching and Shoring techniques for each type of soil classification will be examined.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Excavattion Terminology and Definitions
  • Specific Excavation Safety Requirements
  • Requirements for Protective Systems
  • Soil Classification
  • Sloping, Benching and Shoring
  • Responsibilities of a competent person

Who should attend? 
This course is designed for construction workers, foremen, job superintendents, and anyone involved in the construction industry who oversee Excavation Protection Systems on the job site. OSHA requires that all excavation hazards be assessed and preventative measures be determined by a “Competent Person” prior to commencing activities in that area.

Topics

  • Identifying the greatest risk at an excavation site
  • Recognize the three methods of protecting employees from cave-ins
  • Identifying and eliminating hazards
  • Function of a Competent Worker at an excavation site
  • Soil Classification
  • Sloping and Benching
  • Shoring
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Participants will receive

  • Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
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