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Competent Person - Trenching and Shoring

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Gain trenching and shoring competence in this course. Become a competent person, ensuring safety in excavation operations.

30 minutes   |   SKU: 3040A    |    Language(s): EN    |    Produced 2012








30 minutes

Training Objectives

Define competent person roles in trenching and shoring
Teach safe techniques to prevent cave-ins
Explain soil analysis for proper protective measures
Enhance inspection and maintenance skills for safety

Course Overview

Competent Person - Trenching and Shoring Details

Based on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an average of 60 workers die in cave-ins annually. According to NIOSH, these events are not accidents; cave-ins are predictable and preventable. Fatalities are caused by an absence of trench protection, lack of knowledge and poor judgment. When working in trenches and excavation, there is no room for risk-taking. The lives of co-workers depend on the skill and knowledge of the competent person. 


  • Causes of Trench Cave-ins
  • OSHA Standards
  • Inspections
  • Responsibilities
  • Soil Classification
  • Manual Testing

Runtime: 30 Min.

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