Course details and objectives


Trenching is among the most hazardous construction operation, with cave-ins posing the greatest risk. Sloping, trench boxes and shoring are meant to protect workers from the hazards of cave-ins.


Who needs this training?

Trenching Safety is strongly recommended for all workers related to the trenching industry. This course is designed to introduce the trenching hazards to the participants.


Course outline:

  1. Background
  2. Soil types
  3. Causes of cave-ins
  4. Protection against cave-ins
  5. Other hazards and safeguards
  6. Emergency procedures
  7. Appendix A: The “Excavations” part of the Construction Regulation (O. Reg. 213/91)
  8. Review Quiz

Duration : 4 hours

Language option :English