OSHA requires a "Competent Person" to oversee all trenching and excavation activities on construction sites. The Competent Person must have knowledge and specific training regarding soil analysis, protective systems, OSHA Subpart P regulations, excavation hazards and much more!
This 8-Hour Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Workshop is designed to provide the necessary training for participants to comply with the Competent Person training requirements as described in OSHA 1926 Subpart P regulations for Excavations. The course includes an in depth review of the Subpart P - Excavation regulations. The course includes a "get your hands dirty" hands-on practical exercise to familiarize participants with the required visual and manual tests to properly classify soils as type A, B or C per the OSHA regulations.
|Course Topics Include:|
|A Review of Construction Industry Trenching & Excavation Accident Statistics |
|Responsibilities of the Competent Person |
|Basic Soil Failure Mechanics |
|Scope Application & Key Definitions of OSHA Subpart P-Excavations Regulations|
|Frequently Cited OSHA Excavation Standards |
|Evaluating Surface Encumbrances |
|Evaluating Underground Installations |
|Trench & Excavation Access & Egress Requirements |
|Proper Evaluation of Hazardous Atmospheres in Trenches & Excavations |
|Stability of Adjacent Structures |
|Inspection Requirements |
|Requirements for Various Protective Systems Including: Sloping & Benching, Timber Shoring, Trench Shields, Hydraulic Shoring, Other Engineered Systems |
|Soil Classification Requirements & Techniques |
Who Should Attend:
This course is recommended for all utility and construction employees entering trenches or excavations, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Project Managers, Foremen, Safety Managers and other personnel responsible for supervising or managing any work activities in or around trenches and excavations on construction, renovation & utility maintenance and repair projects.
|Each Participant Will Receive The Following:|
|Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Safety Training Card|
|Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Course Manual|
|29 CFR Part 1926 OSHA Subpart P Regulations for Excavations|
|Sample Trenching & Excavation Safety Inspection Form|