COURSE: Trenching and Shoring (Competent Person)

COMPLIANCE REFERENCE: T8 CCR 1540 & 1541

DURATION OF COURSE: 8 hours, Awareness Level is 4 hours

PROGRAM GOALS
According to statistics, many workers lose their lives unnecessarily by being crushed or suffocated while working in trenching and excavating operations.

The goals of this program are to provide specific knowledge about soil classifications, protective systems, and recognition of excavation hazards to enable workers to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate possible hazards.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of this training session, the participants will be acquainted with the following information:

  • Cal-OSHA standards
  • Competent Person duties and responsibilities
  • Soil classification
  • Aluminum hydraulic and timber shoring
  • Shoring boxes and shields
  • Sloping and benching
  • Trenches and excavating
  • Excavation checklist and contractor safety program elements
  • Cal OSHA Permit and Competent Person Interview forms

At the conclusion of the class, each participant will take a written examination and complete a course evaluation.