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Excavation and trenching are some of the most hazardous tasks in construction. Open excavations in the Earth's surface can cave in unexpectedly, causing injury or death if the proper protective systems are not in place. This course will increase your awareness of important safety procedures that help prevent trenching and excavation incidents.

Complete Your Excavation and Trenching Course Online

Our online Excavation and Trenching Safety Awareness course has numerous benefits, including:

  • 24/7 course access
  • Log on and off as needed
  • Work on your course anywhere with internet access
  • Email our course trainer with any questions
  • You have 180 days to complete the course

Once you finish the course and pass a brief test on the core topics, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion. The Excavation and Trenching Safety Awareness course takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Learning Objectives for Excavation and Trenching Safety Awareness

The primary goal of this course is to teach you safe work practices for excavation and trenching. You will learn how protection systems and other safety precautions can prevent serious injuries related to excavation work.

Key topics covered in the course include:

  • Common hazards of trenching and excavation
  • How to identify soil conditions that could lead to a cave-in
  • Soil mechanics
  • Types of protection systems

The Excavation and Trenching Safety Awareness course is ideal for any employee who works in or around excavations and trenches.