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Excavation, Shoring & Trenching Competent Person

This excavation training covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Course topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations, introduction of various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic), soil classification, and use of protective systems.

General Overview

  • Testing methods
  • Instruments such as penetrometers
  • Utilize soil testing methods to classify soil types
  • Determine protective systems for excavation operations
  • Documentation