Competent Person Training for Excavations

Competent Person Training for Excavations - Dallas  TX Metroplex

Does your company perform trenching and excavation work in the greater Dallas TX Metroplex area? Then you are required by the OSHA Excavation standards to have a "Competent Person" oversee worker safety at the excavation site. And a true Competent Person needs training on the OSHA excavation standards to be able to properly perform their job.

Have one of our DFW-based OSHA authorized trainer come to your job site or office in the Dallas Texas area and conduct a Competent Person for Trenching and Excavation Training Course for your group. The class is based on the requirements of Subpart P of the Federal OSHA CFR 1926 construction standards for excavations.


The following topics are covered in this Excavation Competent Person training course:


  • Definitions of Key Terms Used in the OSHA Excavation Standards
  • OSHA Requirements to be The Competent Person on a Trenching / Excavation Site
  • General Hazards Associated with Trenching and Excavation Work
  • Requirements for Locating and Working Near Underground Utilities (includes the Call 811 system and the TX state underground utilities protection codes)
  • Dangers Associated with Water Accumulation
  • Access and Egress from Trenches and Excavations
  • Exposure to Vehicular Traffic
  • Identifying and Addressing Potential Atmospheric Hazards Associated with Excavation Work
  • Soil Testing and Classification
  • Requirements for Protective Systems
    • Sloping and Benching
    • Shoring
    • Trench Boxes
    • Other Protective Systems
  • Competent Person Inspection Requirements
  • OSHA Directives and Interpretations Related to Trenching and Excavation
  • OSHA Inspections at Excavation Sites
  • . . . and more


The competent person for excavations class takes one day to complete, and can be conducted anywhere in the greater Dallas TX area on a weekday or on a Saturday, whichever works best for you. The excavation competent person class consists of PowerPoint, video, workshops, and testing to keep the trainees engaged. Attendees will also receive a manual, note packet, and a certificate of completion for the trenching and excavation competent person training course. And the employer receives a training certification form containing all information and signatures required to document the completion of your excavation competent person training class.


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Competet Person Training Dallas TX Area
Competent person training for excavation and trenching is conducted throughout the greater DFW Metroplex, including Dallas TX, Ft Worth TX, Arlington TX, Denton TX, Allen TX, McKinney TX, Irving TX, Mansfield TX, Frisco TX, Hurst-Euless-Bedford TX, Grapevine TX, Colleyville TX, Plano TX, Ennis TX, Waxahachie TX, Saginaw TX, and all other areas within 75 miles.