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Trenching Safety

 

Course Objective:

A significant number of deaths and injuries in sewer and watermain work are directly related to trenching. Trenching fatalities are mainly caused by cave-ins.  This course will ensure employees know and understand applicable regulations for excavations. It will help operators identify common soil type and common causes of and protection against cave-ins. Participants will be able to recognize other hazards and safeguards.

 

Classroom Topics:

 

Field Activities:

N/A

Trenching Safety

 

Course Objective:

A significant number of deaths and injuries in sewer and watermain work are directly related to trenching. Trenching fatalities are mainly caused by cave-ins.  This course will ensure employees know and understand applicable regulations for excavations. It will help operators identify common soil type and common causes of and protection against cave-ins. Participants will be able to recognize other hazards and safeguards.

 

Classroom Topics:

  • Legislation & Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Operator Duties
  • Pre-Excavation Safety Planning
  • Soil Types & Soil Collapse
  • Underground Utilities
  • Hazards & Safeguards
  • Entrapment Danger
  • Emergency Response 
  • Procedure

 

Field Activities:

N/A