Safe Excavation

Online Training Course


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1 - 4 $49.95/unit
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Safe Excavation Online Training

This course was created to provide an overall understanding of safe excavation processes and procedures that are required on all job sites. You will start with understanding the excavation equipment and the materials you will be excavating, and will then move onto understanding excavated trench types and how to maintain them. This course is designed to cover the basics of excavation, and safe operating procedures.

There are 5 chapters and a final exam in this online training course. Once you pass your exam, you may print your certificates of completion (wallet & wall sized).

Training may be paused or resumed at any time, is fully narrated, and includes interactive exercises to ensure understanding of course content.

Who Should Take This Course?

All individuals on a job site that will be interacting with an excavated work area in any capacity, which will include excavators, utility workers, supervisors, and inspectors.

*This certificate is valid for 3 years. Individuals or employers may use their best judgment to set their own expiration period.

Average Duration: 4 Hours
Printable Certificate Upon Completion
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Accepted Across Canada
Valid for 3 Years*
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Live Student Support
Permanent Record of Training
User Management Tools Available

Course Outline

1. Soil Testing, Mechanics, and Classification

This lesson focuses on the ability to identify the ground types you are moving and displacing, common soil types that will cause problems while excavating, and understanding how and why excavation trenches fail,

2. Maintaining Safe Excavations

Lesson two focuses on the proper excavation procedures for the different types of ground disturbance trenches, how to maintain locate marks after digging starts, and what the requirements and regulations are required.

3. Temporary Protective Supports

Lesson three covers the major types of temporary protective structures such as shoring, stringers, and bracings, as well as when each should be used. The lesson will also cover the proper shoring techniques that prevent collapses in excavated trenches.

4. Safe Access and Egress

Lesson four is focused on providing the proper knowledge on entering and leaving excavated tranches safely. The lesson also covers the use of ladders, ramps, manufactured and improvised steps, as well as when each should be used.

5. Temporary Crossings

Lesson five provides an overview of safe temporary mats, ramps, and trench covers, as well as the rules and regulations around excavation and providing safe crossings and covers.

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Depending on how many training credits you purchase, you may receive a discount. Once purchased, training credits may be used to assign training to users in your account or held for future use.

In addition to the training that you purchase, you will also have access to a number of free training management tools. These tools allow you to add and manage users in your account, distribute training courses, view training progress, print certificates, view records of training, and create customized certification reports to ensure your users are always in compliance.

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We put our team of professionals to work to build solutions that improve results, save time, relieve your budget and keep your people safe. In addition to our training programs, we also provide Consulting Services, Train The Trainer Solutions, Course Authoring, and Integration services.

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It is our mandate to develop plans and programs that meet the unique needs and environments where staff carry out their work on a daily basis, creating customized programs that deal with risks specifically for each situation.

Our consulting services include OHS Auditing, Safety Policy Development, Procedure Writing, Training Needs Analysis, Safety Inspections, Job Safety & Hazard Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Fall Prevention & Detection.

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Customize and control the learning experience of your staff or customers with our Train the Trainer offerings and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our lifetime complimentary update service.

These packages educate new trainers on how to deliver in-person training to adult learners. Packages include Instructor Certification courses, expanded reference manuals, ready to customize classroom presentations, exam templates, certificates, and participant guides for students.

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Our team of industry leading instructional designers and subject matter experts are able to develop defensible, effective, and efficient training programs that you can deliver as elearning content, self-learning course books, reference materials for classroom teaching, or as an app that integrates with existing frameworks. Training programs can be something that is built from scratch, or modified using pre-existing course materials from our library or your own.