Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

A non-profit association preventing injury through
safety education and training since 1960!

Trenching and Excavation Competent Person

Excavation and trenching work can present dangerous conditions and even cause fatalities! This is why it is essential you know the basics of proper and safe trenching and excavation.

This class will cover the topics OSHA requires for safe trenching and excavation work:

  • Trench and equipment inspection
  • Safe entries and exits
  • Hazardous atmosphere testing
  • Cave-in prevention
  • Soil types
  • Sloping
  • Shoring
  • Trench boxes and supports
  • Awareness of underground utilities
  • Confined Space entry and exit
  • Requirements for competent person designation
  • Supervisory responsibilities of competent person designation

This is an important class for anyone working in or around trenching and excavations. Increase your knowledge and reduce risk by attending.


$195 Member     $225 Non-Member    7 MESH Hours

July 29 (8:30am-4:30pm) Virtual Class - Click to register