Excavation Hazards Training for the Competent Person

Excavation Hazards Training for the Competent Person (29 CFR 1926, Subpart P)

Topics include:

  • OSHA's Excavation Standard (Subpart P);
  • Excavation hazards and control measures;
  • Soil analysis techniques;
  • Protective system requirements, and;
  • Emergency response

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will understand the importance and duties of a competent person performing or supervising excavation work and will have the knowledge and skills required to perform the duties required of the competent person. A passing score on the final exam will qualify participant to receive an Excavation Competent Person Training Certificate from the Construction Safety Council, which notes that ONLY the employer can designate the “competent person” by giving that person the authority prescribed by OSHA.

No college CE credits are awarded for the online training course. Approximate time to finish the course is six to eight hours, depending on the student's existing knowledge in excavations.

The target audience is private-sector construction employers, managers, employees or employee representatives who, as part of a safety and health program, would be acting as and fulfilling the requirements of a competent person for excavation work as described in the OSHA construction safety standard for excavations (29 CFR 1926, Subpart P).

Students who successfully complete the course and receive a passing grade on the final exam receive the certificate in the mail in three to four weeks, according to CSC.

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