Training Available

Trenching Safety

The last thing anyone wants to have happen is to see a worker buried in a trench.  Just because it looks safe and sturdy does not always mean it is.  That is why all backhoe operators, as well as general labourers working with the operator, must be fully cognizant of all of the rules and regulations pertaining to trench safety.

Who Should Attend

Any person responsible for operating or supervising backhoe/excavators for trenching operations.

Classroom Topics of Discussion

Approx. 4 hrs.

  • Soil Types
  • Causes of Cave-Ins
  • Protection Against Cave-Ins
  • Other Hazards and Safeguards
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Excavation Safety
  • Shoring vs. Sloping

Documentation Provided

Student Book, Test, Operator Training Summary, Certificate of Completion