The Trenching and Excavation Training Albuquerque offered by Safety Counselling will teach you what you need to know about the potential hazards when digging and working below ground level. We offer two types of Trenching and Excavation classes to fit your needs. Trenching and Excavation Awareness & Trenching and Excavation Qualified Person. Taking the course at our facility in Albuquerque, you’ll receive both classroom and hands on demonstration and training.

Trenching and Excavation Training Albuquerque

Trenching and Excavation Awareness

Who needs this training?

  • Construction workers
  • Utility workers
  • Equipment Operators

What will be covered in the course?

Excavation Scope, Application and Definitions – OSHA Standard 1926.650

  • Accepted Engineering Practices
  • Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring
  • Benching Systems
  • Definition of a Competent Person
  • Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Protective Systems
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Trench Excavation Definitions

Specific Excavation Requirements – OSHA Standard 1926.651

  • Surface Encumbrances
  • Underground Installations
  • Call before digging
  • Access and Egress
  • Exposure to Falling Hazards
  • Exposure to Vehicle Traffic
  • Daily Inspection

Protective Systems – OSHA Standard 1926.652

  • Protection of Employees in Excavations
  • Design of Sloping or Benching Systems
  • Design of Support Systems, Shield Systems or Other Protective Systems

Soil Classifications  – OSHA Standard 1926 Subpart P Appendix A

  • Applications
  • Definitions

Trenching and Excavation Qualified Person

Who needs this certification?

  • Construction Workers
  • Utility Workers
  • Equipment Operators
  • Foreman and Supervisors
  • Anyone who will be responsible for inspecting a trench

What will be covered in the course?

Excavation Scope, Application and Definitions – OSHA Standard 1926.650

  • Competent Person Duties
  • Accepted Engineering Practices
  • Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring
  • Benching Systems
  • Definition of a Competent Person
  • Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Protective Systems
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • OSHA Definitions

Specific Excavation Requirements – OSHA Standard 1926.651

  • Surface Encumbrances
  • Underground Installations
  • Call before digging
  • Access and Egress
  • Exposure to Falling Hazards
  • Exposure to Vehicle Traffic
  • Daily Inspections
  • Warning Systems for Mobile Equipment
  • Hazardous Atmosphere – Test and Controls
  • Emergency Rescue Equipment
  • Protection from Hazards of Water Accumulation
  • Stability of Adjacent Structures
  • Protection for Employees from Loose Rock or Soil
  • Registered Engineer Requirements for Trenches over 20′ Deep

Protective Systems – OSHA Standard 1926.652

  • Types of Soil
  • Soil Test Requirements
  • Protection of Employees in Excavations
  • Design of Sloping or Benching Systems
  • Design of Support Systems, Shield Systems or Other Protective Systems
  • Inspections
  • Penalties and Citations

 What happens at the end of the course?

Upon successful completion of the Trenching and Excavation Training Albuquerque course at Safety Counselling, you will receive your certification and you will be qualified to identify and implement safe work practices for work done in trenches!

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At our hands on training facility, we strive to make our Trenching and Excavation Training Albuquerque course both informational and entertaining so that you have the tools necessary to work safely and prevent harm to yourself and others.