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Excavation Safety for Construction

    Excavation Safety for Construction

    Course Overview

    This intermediate Excavation Safety for Construction online course will teach you how to work safely around trenches and excavation sites. By taking this course, you will come to understand the safety requirements for deep excavation.

    Intended Audience

    This online course is intended for construction workers and supervisors who need to implement construction excavation safety for excavation and trenching activities:

    • Construction Workers
    • Construction Supervisors
    • Construction Foremen

    Learning Objectives

    This Excavation Safety for Construction online training course will teach you the hazards that are commonly found when working around a trench or an excavation. We will also discuss OSHA safety requirements and standards. Additionally, the course covers soil classification, air monitoring, safe access, spoils piles, shoring and sloping.

    Course Topics

    • Introduction to Excavation Safety
    • Myths of Excavation
    • General Excavation Safety Techniques
    • Situational Analysis
    • Soils and Soil Classification
    • Classifying Soil
    • Protective Systems
    • Situational Analysis
    • Additional Protective Systems
    • Other Systems
    • Other Considerations
    • Regular Requirements


    • Trenching and Excavation
    • OSHA CFR 1926 Subpart P, Excavations
    • Excavation Safety OSHA
    • Competent Person
    • Soil Analysis
    • Protective Systems

    Features and Benefits

    By taking ClickSafety’s online Excavation Safety for Construction course, you will receive an in-depth guide on how to work safely around a job site that is being excavated or where trenching is being used. By successfully completing this course, you will:

    • Learn about the hazards that can be found when working in and around excavations and trenches
    • Understand the vital differences in soil classifications and how soils greatly impact excavation and trenching safety
    • Learn what is required by OSHA for every job site where excavations and trenches are used
    Burlington, MA 01803
    Call: 800.971.1080