Competent Person Training for Excavations

Competent Person Training for Excavation - Fort Worth TX Area

Does your company perform trenching and excavation work in the greater Ft Worth TX area? Then you are required by the OSHA Excavation standards to have a "Competent Person" oversee worker safety at the excavation site. And a competent person needs training!

Have our DFW-area OSHA authorized trainer come to your site anywhere in the greater Fort Worth TX 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 trenching and excavation class takes one day to complete, and can be conducted anywhere in the Ft Worth TX metro 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.


To request a proposal for an onsite excavation competent person training class in the Ft. Worth TX metro area for your group, please

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Competent person training for excavation and trenching is conducted in Ft Worth TX and throughout the western Metroplex, including Arlington TX, Allen TX, Frisco TX, Carrollton TX, Saginaw TX, Hurst-Euless-Bedford TX, Collyville TX, Flower Mound TX, Mansfield TX, Midlothian TX, Southlake TX, Keller TX, Wautauga TX, Wichita Falls TX, and all other areas within 150 miles.