Trenching and Excavation

Duration: 1 Hour


This course will address the requirements for working in and around trenches and excavations in a safe manner. The proper PPE, fall protection, and the roll of the supervisor/competent person will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

• Soil Classifications;
• The difference between a trench and a excavation;
• Slopping and benching;
• Atmospheres;
• Shoring;
• Barricades;
• What OSHA considers a spoil;
• Access; and
• Trenching by the numbers.

Participant Profile:

Supervisors and any worker in and around open excavations.