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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|
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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