Course Outline

  • Legislation
  • Pre-Excavation Requirments
  • Sloping & Shoring Techniques
  • Soil Types
  • Hazards

Earth, when cut into, instantly seeks to heal itself – which can result in an excavation failure unless proper procedures are followed.  A major collapse of the side of an excavation can injure or kill workers.  Even a small volume of soil can suffocate, crush, or trap a worker.

  • Class Size Min/Max: 6/20
  • EOCP Credits: 0.6
  • Certification: Wallet card - Valid for 3 years