Trenching and Excavating Safety

Excavating and Trenching Safety Course

Proper trenching and excavating safety techniques will keep your staff safe on the worksite.

The Importance of Trenching and Excavating Safety

This course is designed to provide students with individual competency related to trenching & excavating safety requirements outlined in 29 CFR § 1926 Subpart P.

Course Outline

Course topics include:

  • Competency requirements
  • Excavations
  • Trenches
  • Trenching fatalities & injuries
  • Cave-ins and consequences
  • Soil classification & stability
  • Soil types
  • Soil tests
  • Signs of soil distress
  • Trench protective systems
  • Sloping & benching methods
  • Shoring & shielding methods
  • Hazardous atmospheres
  • Water accumulation in trenches
  • Protecting employees from falling soil and equipment
  • Trench inspections

A certificate of completion will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course.

Take a look at our brochure for more information on our Trenching and Excavating Safety course.