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Trenching and Excavation for Construction

    Trenching and Excavation for Construction

    While some construction job sites encounter trenching and excavation on a regular basis, others may only engage in these activities occasionally. Whatever the case may be, construction employers and employees alike must be prepared with the proper knowledge of how to maintain safety throughout any project. In our online Trenching and Excavation for Construction course, students will receive intermediate-level training on trenching and excavation practices that enhance safety on the job site.

    Course Objectives

    Our Trenching and Excavation for Construction safety course was designed to help members of the construction workforce understand how to safely work on trenching and excavation projects. The topics covered include:

    • Detailed definitions and requirements for protective systems, materials, installation, and removal
    • The history and ins and outs of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Excavation Standard, as well as designs that use this standard
    • Various standardized construction practices for identifying and correcting hazards
    • Specific techniques for working with equipment during an excavation
    • The soil classification system, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and more
    • An overview of support systems, shield systems, and other protective systems

    NOTE: We also recommend that students reference the OSHA Excavation Standard 1926.650, Subpart P, while taking this course.

    Course Audience

    This training course regarding trenching and excavation for construction is intended specifically for professionals with a supervisory role, including:

    • Construction superintendents
    • Construction foremen
    • Construction project managers

    Due to the nature of this course’s curriculum, Trenching and Excavation for Construction is not recommended for construction workers who do not oversee other employees or job site activities. Instead, these individuals may benefit from our Excavation Safety for Construction course, which raises awareness about the hazards of trenching and excavation and how to mitigate them.

    If you’re unsure which course is right for you, please browse our full selection of online courses and safety packs, call 800-971-1080, or contact us online.

    Course Benefits and Features

    This intermediate safety course takes 25 minutes to complete, making it convenient for construction employers and employees. By the end of the course, you will understand safe work practices for trenching and excavation, as well as how to effectively protect yourself and your coworkers from the associated risks.

    Burlington, MA 01803
    Call: 800.971.1080