Competent Person Training for Excavations

Excavation Competent Person Training in Kilgore - Tyler - Longview TX Area

Does your company perform excavation work? Then you are required by the OSHA Excavation standards to have a "Competent Person" oversee employee safety at the excavation site. And a competent person needs training.

Have our OSHA authorized trainer come to your site in the Tyler - Kilgore - Longview Texas area and conduct a Competent Person for 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 (including Texas state underground utility 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 class takes one day to complete, and can be conducted at your worksite anywhere in the Tyler - Kilgore - Longview TX area on a weekday or 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 Tyler - Kilgore - Longview TX area for your group, please contact us.


Competent Person Training Tyler-Kilgore-Longview Texas
Competent person training for trench and excavation work conducted throughout East Texas, incliuding Kilgore TX, Tyler TX, Longview TX, Marshall TX, Whitehouse TX, Canton TX, Jacksonville TX, Henderson TX, Sulphur Sproings TX, Greenville TX, Paris TX, and Texarkana Texas