Trenching and Excavation Course
Trenching and Excavation Course:
Excavations, trenching, and underground construction are among the most hazardous construction operations. This course will teach you relative regulatory requirements and safe work practices associated with these sites. The course includes soil mechanics, shoring procedures, sloping and benching, and trench shields. In addition to the hazards of cave in and engulfment, the course also covers the other hazards common to this type of construction. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 8 hours. You have up to six months to complete the course.
The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive certification. You have three opportunities to pass the exam.
A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $95.
Through the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 0.8 CEUs are offered for this course. If you are interested in receiving CEUs for this course, upon successful completion of the exam, please either download the form and instructions here or obtain the form and instructions from a Member Services Representative by calling 800-922-2219 or clicking here.