Competent Person, Excavations For Construction

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Competent Person, Excavations For Construction Course

Competent Person, Excavations For Construction

Level: Advanced

Duration: 2 Hours 50 Minutes

Location: Online or In Person

Overview & Objectives

The Competent Person, Excavations for Construction online course is an advanced program designed specifically to teach supervisors, managers, and owners how to choose a person or persons to act as the competent person (CP) with detailed knowledge of excavation safety on the job site. Both OSHA and state requirements will be examined in detail to ensure the right person(s) are selected for the position of the competent person in excavation safety training.

Exceed Safety’s Competent Person, Excavations for Construction course will demonstrate the statutory requirements you must know when appointing the appropriate personnel designated as the competent person, as well as what they need for in-depth excavation safety training. This course is designed to provide all necessary knowledge and training needed for the duties, responsibilities, and training of the competent person who will oversee excavation projects on the construction site. Course topics will include:

  • Introduction to Competent Person Excavations
  • Principles regarding designating a competent person
  • Competent person responsibilities
  • California and other state requirements

Industry terms and policies identified and covered during the course will include the following:

  • Federal OSHA requirements and applicable state standards
  • The definition of a competent person
  • Trench excavation safety
  • OSHA Title 29, Part 1926
  • OSHA Technical Manual details
  • Title 8 Code of California regulations
  • Construction safe orders

Who Is This Course For?

The Competent Person, Excavations for Construction online safety course is designed for use by supervisors, managers, and owners to ensure all federal OSHA and state regulations are covered when naming a competent person to oversee both trenching and excavation safety. Persons who will benefit from this course include:

  • Construction supervisors
  • Construction managers
  • Construction owners

Features & Benefits

The Competent Person, Excavations for Construction course will detail all necessary requirements governing naming a competent person for the purpose of construction excavations. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the definition of a competent person and the role they play
  • Know the specific qualifications required for naming a competent person
  • Be able to correctly evaluate potential employees for the purpose of naming the competent person on site

In Person Training

Participants in this in-person class can expect to be engaged with discussions, collaboration from other members of the course, team building experiences, and interactive learning. All our instructors have years of experience in the field and are highly qualified and skilled. We offer some classes via Zoom (just give us a call for more information). Some classes can be combined with virtual-blended learning, as well.