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Trenching & Excavation Safety

The primary hazard from trenching and excavation is employee injury from collapse. Soil Analysis is important in order to determine appropriate sloping, benching, and shoring.  Additional hazards include working with heavy machinery; manual handling of materials; working in proximity to traffic; electrical hazards from overhead and underground power lines; and underground utilities like natural gas.

This in-depth Trenching and Excavation Awareness Course is designed to instruct the worker, per OSHAs 29 CFR 1926.650 standard, on the various hazards associated with this type of work, as well as instruct the worker on the proper procedures and controls to ensure safe work practices.  A printable certificate will be issued upon completion of the course and exam.  Click the link below for more detail on this course.

Want a more in-depth course on Trenching & Excavation?  We also offer a Trenching & Excavation for the Competent Person course – click here for more info.

Who Should Take This Course?

This Trenching and Excavation Awareness Course is designed for anybody who will need to work in or around trenches, holes, or below-ground areas.  Examples of job types include equipment/machinery operators, laborers, underground tank removal or maintenance, utility workers, oil & gas workers, safety officers, civil engineers, and many more.

Topics Covered Include

  • Terms & Definitions
  • Engineering Controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Soil Classification/Testing
  • Shoring & Sheeting
  • Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Competent Person/Inspection
  • Sloping & Benching


Quality. Our priority is to deliver up to date, meaningful information that has real world application for what you do.  We believe that the quality of the content in our courses is the best in the industry.
Experience. The owners of have over 20 years of combined experience in safety training, certifying thousands of employees, ensuring that all clients receive the highest caliber training for their respective fields.
Ease of Use. We believe you shouldn't have to be computer whiz to use our products!  That's why we've made the learning process, from enrollment to completion, as easy as possible.  That way you can focus on what's important - understanding the material!
Customer Service. It is important to us that our customers get any questions or concerns addressed and resolved quickly.  We guarantee that our experienced staff will be accessible to you for any help you may need.
Value. When you consider the quality of our courses and their competitive pricing, we think you'll find that our products offer excellent value.

Benefits To You

  • You control the pace of your course
  • Get questions answered quickly
  • Convenient - No travel required
  • Personalized certificate showing proof of completion
  • Effective, interactive courses with video, narration, & testing
  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Affordable
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