What Will I Learn?

  • Specific excavation requirements OSHA 1926.650 - 1926.652
  • Soil classification system and soil analysis
  • Requirements for protective systems
  • Support and shield systems
  • Installation and removal
  • Excavation site safety and hazard recognition


Did you know that the fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than the rate for general construction? With the proper safety training in place, this number would be drastically reduced. That is why OSHA requires a competent person be present at every job site.

This 1 day certification course goes far beyond the basic awareness level and students will walk away understanding the topics including OSHA excavation standards, soil mechanics and soil analysis, protective system planning and selection, job planning related to trench safety, and competent person responsibilities.

Walk Away With

  • Training that will include a hands-on demonstration
  • Training workbook, with extensive notes, to use during the course and on the job site
  • Certification of Completion provided by CSI Workforce Development and Training
  • Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Industry Wallet Card (valid for 3 years anywhere in the United States)

Who Should Attend?

The training is designed to benefit employees at all levels of an organization, including senior management, safety professionals, project managers, project estimators, project superintendents, project foremen, and laborers engaged in projects related to the excavation standard.

Instructor Bio

Davy Gadd
Davy Gadd brings a unique skill set to the Workforce Development and Training team at the College of Southern Idaho. Through combining his experiences as a teacher and over 15 years in commercial/residential construction, he has become an effective safety instructor. The past six years he was the senior safety consultant for Northern California’s leading OSHA safety training center and Turner safety.