Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

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

Trenching: Competent Person

Consider this: a cubic foot of dirt can weigh 80 to 100 pounds.  Now imagine the amount of dirt around a trench.  It is critical that employees working at trenching sites be trained in trenching safety.  Get the training your company needs to meet OSHA requirements with this Trenching: Competent Person course. This course covers topics required for competent persons by 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P:

  • Competent person requirements and responsibility
  • Sloping requirements
  • Trench boxes
  • Hazards recognition
  • Air Monitoring
  • Trench Protection Options
  • Shoring
  • Daily inspections
  • Soil classifications



$195 Member     $295 Non-Member    7 MESH Hours


CANCELLATION POLICY: We hope you do not have to cancel, but if you need to do so, cancellation notices received in writing seven (7) or more days prior to the first day of class will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than seven (7) days before the first day of class will be refunded 75% of the course fee in the form of a SHCNC Voucher for future training. Unused Vouchers expire one year after date of issue. Substitutions are welcomed. No shows and cancellations received after the start of class will not be eligible for a refund. This policy will be enforced so please plan ahead if you need to cancel.