Excavation Safety / Competent Person

Overview According to OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P, every excavation must have a designated Competent Person to manage the safety aspects of the site. To properly carry out Competent Person responsibilities, this individual must have training in, and be knowledgeable of soil analysis, the use of protective systems, and the requirements of the standard. This course covers safe work practices for excavation and trenching work. It is meant to be used as an introductory or refresher course for construction workers involved in digging or working in an excavation. It is based on OSHA Construction regulations and industry best practices.
Duration/Length 8 Hours
Target Audience Designed for All Personnel Involved in Excavations Including Foremen, Superintendents, Engineers and Any Personnel Involved in Underground Projects
CFR Reference 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P
Pre-requisites None
Course Format Classroom (Interactive)
Course Objectives ▪ Introduction to Trench Safety & the OSHA Excavation Standard
▪ Competent Person Responsibilities
▪ Soils Classification
▪ Sloping, Shoring, Shielding Guidelines
▪ Requirements for Protective Systems & Options
▪ Job Planning &Site Specific Engineering
▪ Confined Space Overview