Trench Safety Awareness

Course Outline

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

This course is designed to give workers awareness of the hazards when on trenching projects covering; safe practices based on the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations on construction projects.

Course Topics

  • The regulations, general requirements and definitions,
  • Causes of cave-ins, soil mechanics and soil types
  • Equipment used in trenching
  • Access/egress
  • Inspections, hazards and preventive measures
  • Utilities including; Electrical hazards (Power lines above and below ground)
  • Material handling
  • Housekeeping
  • Confined space
  • Emergency procedures

Pre-requisite:

None