Trenching & Excavation (Competent Person)

Course ID: CO-214

Excavating is one of the most dangers activities in construction. Protection of employees in trenches is one of the most frequently cited OSHA violations. Most accidents occur at depths between five and fifteen feet deep. Any time you have an employee in a trench or excavation over five feet in depth, a Competent Person must be on site and training is required. This class will cover: Review of OSHA Subpart P construction requirements Underground installations (utilities) Access and Egress Exposure to vehicle and equipment traffic Hazardous atmospheres Stability of adjacent structures Protection from cave ins Sloping Shoring Trench box Inspection criteria Fall Protection