Best Practices for Safe Trenching

The purpose of this course is to provide insight into critical information for working safely in trenches and excavations. Participants learn how to apply a hazard identification model (known as the RACE principle) to reduce risk in efforts to keep themselves and co-workers safe and healthy.

By the end of this course, participants will know:

  • why a strong understanding of safe trenching practices is so important
  • what the law says about trenching safety, and what safety guidelines apply to you

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • recognize hazards when working in trenches
  • assess the risks and potential consequences of these hazards
  • control the hazards with various strategies, techniques, and devices
  • evaluate the protective measures and continue working safely

This half-day course combines lecture, discussion, scenario-based exercises, and other interactive activities to ensure understanding of safe trenching practices, thereby working toward keeping workplace dangers at minimum and safe practices at maximum.

The WSN Best Practices for Safe Trenching (OWWCO #14776) course is Director Approved by OWWCO and 0.4 CEUs are awarded to participants that complete the course.

Intended Audience:

The course is designed for employers, supervisors, workers, JHSC members, health and safety representatives, and management of any workplace responsible for trenching and excavation work.

1/2 day
Forest Products
Material(s) included with this course
  • Participant Manual