Excavation, Trenching, and Shoring Safety

Before you begin any excavation, trenching, and shoring activities, you need to take specific steps to setup the site to avoid the accidental disruption of utilities, and assure the stability of adjacent structures—you need to engineer some controls and take precautionary measures.

What does this course cover?

  • Recognize the characteristics of a properly-established excavation site.

  • Recognize cave-in protection requirements and identify proper procedures to keep employees safe in an excavation.

  • Identify hazards in and around an excavation or trenching site, as well as necessary precautions and protective measures to keep employees safe from them.

What are the course takeaways?

  • Knowledge of excavation, trenching and shoring safety hazards, requirements, and protective measures.

  • Certificate of Completion (immediately available for download and/or print).

  • Examination record available for employer.

Regulations – 

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P – Excavations – 1926.651 Specific Excavation Requirements

Duration: 20 Minutes
Language: English
Price: $45

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