Trenching Training:
General Safety Training

Our Trenching training course is of particular importance to all attendees so that anyone involved in any excavations within your municipality understand the causes of cave-ins and know how to prevent same.

The training program is a ½ day (approx. 4 hours) classroom course for the student operator at a venue within the Municipality for this program. The following topics are thoroughly covered:

  • Soil Types
  • Causes Of Cave-Ins
  • Protection Against Cave-Ins
  • Other Hazards And Safeguards
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Excavation Safety
  • ORCGA Best Practices
  • Shoring vs. Sloping

Who Should Attend:
Any person responsible for operating or supervising backhoe/excavator or trenching operations.
Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Know and understand the legislation governing pre-trip inspections
  • Identify and apply trip inspection procedures in accordance with applicable standards and regulations
  • Understand new Ministry of Transportation regulations governing minor/major defects

Evaluation/Documentation: Theory exam. Each successful participant will be provided with a course certificate and the employer will receive a written operator training summary.