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Competent Person, Excavations for Construction

Level: Advanced
Duration: 2 Hours 50 Minutes
Course ID: MOOD300

The Competent Person, Excavations for Construction online course is an advanced program designed specifically to teach supervisors, managers, and owners how to choose a person or persons to act as the competent person (CP) with detailed knowledge of excavation safety on the job site. Both OSHA and state requirements will be examined in detail to ensure the right person(s) are selected for the position of the competent person in excavation safety training.

ClickSafety’s Competent Person, Excavations for Construction course will demonstrate the statutory requirements you must know when appointing the appropriate personnel designated as the competent person, as well as what they need for in-depth excavation safety training. This course is designed to provide all necessary knowledge and training needed for the duties, responsibilities, and training of the competent person who will oversee excavation projects on the construction site. Course topics will include:

  • Introduction to Competent Person Excavations
  • Principles regarding designating a competent person
  • Competent person responsibilities
  • California and other state requirements

Industry terms and policies identified and covered during the course will include the following:

  • Federal OSHA requirements and applicable state standards
  • The definition of a competent person
  • Trench excavation safety
  • OSHA Title 29, Part 1926
  • OSHA Technical Manual details
  • Title 8 Code of California regulations
  • Construction safe orders

The Competent Person, Excavations for Construction online safety course is designed for use by supervisors, managers, and owners to ensure all federal OSHA and state regulations are covered when naming a competent person to oversee both trenching and excavation safety. Persons who will benefit from this course include:

  • Construction supervisors
  • Construction managers
  • Construction owners

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

The Competent Person, Excavations for Construction course will detail all necessary requirements governing naming a competent person for the purpose of construction excavations. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the definition of a competent person and the role they play
  • Know the specific qualifications required for naming a competent person
  • Be able to correctly evaluate potential employees for the purpose of naming the competent person on site
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