Trench Rescue Basic (Level 1)

Course Outline

At Partner Safety, our focus is to provide our clients with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to initiate rescue operations including in challenging excavation and trenching environments.

This course allows the candidates to stabilize a dangerous situation and initiate rescue of a trapped or engulfed worker without endangering the life of the rescuers. The training provide a "stopgap" until municipal emergency services arrives and take over the rescue operations.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Trench Rescue
  • Trench Rescue Decision Making
  • Soil Physics, Classifications and Testing 
  • Causes and Types of Trench Collapses  
  • Equipment and Tools for Trench Rescue Operations
  • Hazard Control
  • Atmospheric Monitoring 
  • Gaining Access
  • Protective Systems in Trench Operation
  • Techniques for Trench Protection