Competent Person Training - Excavation

Competent Person Training - Excavations

Have our professional OSHA-authorized Outreach trainer come to your site and conduct the Competent Person for Excavation Training course for your group. The class is based on the requirements of Subpart P of the Federal OSHA CFR 1926 construction standards for trenching and excavations. However, we also address any nuances that may appear in state OSHA regulations regarding their excavation standards, where applicable. 

Competent Person Training

The following topics are covered in this Trenching and  Excavation Competent Person training course:

  • Definitions of Key Terms Used in the OSHA Excavation Standards (1926 Subpart P)
  • OSHA Requirements (federal and state) for being a Competent Person on an excavation site
  • General Hazards Associated with Trenching and Excavation Work
  • Requirements for Locating and Working Near Underground Utilities (including State utility codes)
  • Dangers Associated with Water Accumulation
  • Access and Egress from Trenches and Excavations
  • Exposure to Vehicular Traffic
  • Identifying and Addressing Potential Atmospheric Hazards Associated with Excavation Work
  • Soil Testing and Classification System (per appendix A of the OSHA excavation standard)
  • Requirements for Protective Systems
    • Sloping and Benching
    • Shoring
    • Trench Boxes
    • Other protective systems
  • Competent Person Inspection Requirements (pre and post-excavation, daily . . .)
  • OSHA Directives and Interpretations Related to Trenching and Excavation
  • OSHA Enforcement Inspections at Trenching and Excavation Sites

 . . . and more

We also provide one free pocket penetrometer for your group at the excavation competent person class; a $100 value for no additional cost. This tool is valuable when you want to quantify the estimated unconfined compressive strength of soil samples in tons per square feet (tsf). The use of this tool in classifying soil samples is explained in the section on soil sampling and classification.

There are no prerequisites required for a student to take the excavation competent person training course. The competent person for excavations training class takes approximately 7 hours to complete, and can be conducted for your group anywhere in the United States during the week or on the weekend.

This excavation competent person class consists of PowerPoint instruction, video, workshops and a test to keep the trainees engaged. Attendees will also receive a manual, note packet, and a personalized certificate of completion for successfully completing the excavation competent person training course. And all trenching and excavation competent person training is documented / certified per OSHA requirements. 


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We have provided this trenching and excavation competent person training course for hundreds of customers located throughout the United States, including but not limited to customers located in or near Anniston AL, Auburn AL, Athens AL, Bay Minette, Birmingham AL, Decatur AL, Dothan AL, Florence AL, Gadsden, Hoover AL, Huntsville AL,  Bessemer AL, Selma AL, Mobile AL, Montgomery AL, Tuscaloosa AL, Excavation Competent Person Training Atlanta GA, Albany GA, Athens GA, Augusta GA, Columbus GA, Commerce GA, Dalton GA, Duluth GA, Gainesville GA, Kennesaw GA, LaGrange GA, Madison GA, Macon GA, Marietta GA, Norcross GA, Peachtree City GA, Rome GA, Roswell GA, Sandy Springs GA, Savannah GA, Smyrna GA, Thomasville GA, Valdosta GA, Warner Robins GA, Waycross Georgia, Greenville SC, Aiken SC, Anderson SC, Camden SC, Columbia SC, Charleston SC, Clemson SC, Florence SC, Greenville SC, Hilton Head SC, Mount Pleasant SC, North Charleston SC, Rock Hill SC, Spartanburg SC, Sumter SC, St Andrews South Carolina, Asheville NC, Boone NC, Burlington NC, Cary NC, Excavation Competent Person Training Charlotte NC, Concord NC, Durham NC, Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Gastonia NC, Goldsboro NC, Greensboro NC, Greenville NC, High Point NC, Jacksonville NC, Lexington NC, Monroe NC, Morganton NC, Mooresville NC, New Bern NC, Rocky Mount NC, Raleigh NC, Salisbury NC, Sanford NC, Statesville NC, Tarboro NC, Wake Forest NC, Wilmington NC, Winston Salem North Carolina, Altamonte FL, Apopka FL, Aventura FL, Bartow FL, Belle Glade FL, Bellair FL, Bloomingdale FL, Boca Raton FL, Boynton Beach FL, Brandon FL, South Bradenton FL, Cape Canaveral FL, Cape Coral FL, Carol City FL, Clearwater FL, Cocoa Beach FL, Citrus Park FL, Coconut Creek FL, Coral Springs FL, Coral gables FL, Country Club FL, Dania Beach FL, Davie FL, Daytona Beach FL, Deerfield Beach FL, Delray Beach FL, Deltona FL, Fort Lauderdale FL, Ft Pierce FL, Fountainbleau FL, Gainesville FL, Hialeah FL, Hollywood FL, Homestead FL, Jacksonville 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Park FL, Winter Springs FL, Sarasota FL, Spring Hill FL, St Augustine FL, St Cloud FL, Sunrise FL, Perry FL, Key West FL, Panama Beach FL, Pembroke Pines FL, Destin FL, Ft Walton Beach FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Captiva Island FL, Pensacola Florida, Bartlett TN, Chattanooga TN, Clarksville TN, Cleveland TN, Collierville TN, Dyersburg TN, Clarksville TN, Franklin TN, Gallatin TN, Germantown TN, Hendersonville TN, Jackson TN, Johnson City TN, Knoxville TN, Memphis TN, Nashville TN, Morristown TN, Murfreesboro TN, Oak Ridge TN, Paris TN, Springfield Tennessee, Alexandria VA, Annandale VA, Burke VA, Chesapeake VA, Chantilly VA, Charlottesville VA, Dale City VA, Danville VA, Dulles VA, Fairfax VA, Richmond VA, Leesburg VA, Charlottesville VA, Franconia VA, Fredericksburg VA, Glen Allen VA, Hampton VA, Harrisonburg VA, Herndon VA, Jefferson VA, Lake Ridge VA, Leesburg VA, Lynchburg VA, Manassas VA, McLean VA, Mechanicsville VA, Mount Vernon VA, Newport News VA, Oakton VA, Petersburg VA, Portsmouth VA, Pulaski VA, Reston VA, Excavation Competent Person Training Richmond VA, Roanoke VA, Salem VA, Springfield VA, Woodbridge VA, Norfolk VA, Virginia Beach VA, Arlington Virginia, Beckley WV, Bluefield WV, Charleston WV, Huntington WV, Morgantown WV, Parkersburg WV, Weirton WV Wheeling WV, White Springs West Virginia, Silver Spring MD, Frederick MD, Baltimore Maryland, Excavation Competent Person Training Pittsburgh PA, Franklin PA, Philadelphia PA, Cranberry PA, Johnstown PA, Allentown PA, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Newark NJ, Jersey City NJ, Cherry Hill NJ, Trenton New Jersey, New York City NY, Brooklyn NY, Astoria NY, Yonkers NY, Queens NY, Bronx NY, Long Island NY, Excavation Competent Person Training Manhattan NY, Albany NY, Buffalo NY, Rochester New York, Syracuse NY,  Excavation Competent Person Training Boston MA, Cape Cod MA, Springfield Massachusetts, Providence RI, Hartford CT, Stamford Connecticut, Excavation Competent Person Training Manchester NH, Portland ME, Lima OH, Cincinnati OH, Dayton OH, Cleveland OH, Akron OH, Columbus Ohio, Louisville KY, Fort Wayne IN, Indianapolis IN, Terre Haute IN, Hammond IN, Gary Indiana, Chicago IL, Rockford IL, Niles IL, Springfield Illinois, Madison WI, Milwaukee WI, Green Bay WI, Spokane WA, Minneapolis MN, St. Paul MN, Duluth Minnesota, Anchorage AK, Honolulu HI, Lahania HI, Fargo ND, Des Moines IA, Cedar Rapids SD, Excavation Competent Person Training Kansas City MO, St. Louis MO, St. Charles MO, Springfield Missouri, Little Rock AR, Shreveport LA, New Orleans LA, Baton Rouge LA, St. Charles Louisiana, Gulfport MS, Biloxi MS, Jackson Mississippi, Meridian MS, Hattiesburg MS, Excavation Competent Person Training Oklahoma City OK, Tulsa OK, Arlington TX, Excavation Competent Person Training Dallas TX, Ft. 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What Customers Are Saying About Our Trenching and Excavation Competent Person Training Course 

- “I’ve done a 3-day course for Excavation & Trenching at one of the OSHA Ed Center, and I learned more in today's class than I did in those 3 days combined.”

- “That guy [referring to our instructor] knows his sh@#.”

- “That was, by far, the best safety training I’ve ever attended.”

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