Excavation Safety Training Course

Embrace a safety-first culture for your employees at excavation sites

Excavation sites pose various risks to workers, including cave-ins, inhalation hazards, lack of oxygen, and flooding. So, it is crucial for employers and workers to be aware of these risks and implement proper safety measures. Understand the significance of pre-excavation planning and recognize potential hazards at excavation sites. Know the emergency response procedures to avoid accidents of all kinds. Build a robust culture of safety and well-being for all personnel involved in the activities.

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Course Outline

Excavation Safety Training
1.   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
2.   General Excavation Safety
  • Excavation Hazards & Controls
  • Competent Person
  • Soil Classifications
  • Methods of Soil Test and Identification
  • Handout: Methods of Soil Test and Identification
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
3.   Excavation Protection Systems & Safety Standards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Benching/Sloping Methods
  • Trenching
  • Shoring
  • Ladders Safety
  • Excavation Machinery Awareness
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
4.   Excavation Hazard Recognition
  • Identifying High Risk Excavations
  • High-Risk Excavation Example: Be Aware, Stay Safe!
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
5.   Safety Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities for Safe Work
  • Employer Responsibilities for Safe Work
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
6.   Conclusion
  • Final Assessment
  • Chapter Feedback
7.   Resources
  • Course Handouts
  • Course Feedback
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