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Excavation Safety

Course Outline:

The objective of this course is to train workers to safely work within and around excavations. The curriculum is designed to meet OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.650 - 652. The class includes both classroom and hands-on activities.

In this course, students learn to fulfill their assigned responsibilities associated with excavation work. The focus is on identifying and controlling hazards.

Course Content:

  • Performing the duties of the Competent Person
  • Identifying types of excavations & trench components
  • Knowing the different types of cave-ins.
  • Understanding the factors that cause cave-ins
  • Testing and Classifying soils according to OSHA specifications
  • Determining the proper protection systems for identified soil types and conditions
  • Identifying hazards, both in and around the excavation, that affect the safety of employees or the general public
  • Describing the elements of an excavation safety program
  • Completing a Competent Person routine safety inspection
  • Understanding OSHA regulations pertaining to excavation safety


Upon Client’s Request. Six Participants are the required minimum.

Validity of Certification:

Valid for a maximum period of Twenty Four months .


One (1) Day




HHSL Safety Systems Limited Training Facility or Venue convenient to Client upon request.


The Length of the class will vary based upon the existing knowledge of the students and the hazards they may encounter in their environment.