Competent Person Training for Excavations

Excavation Competent Person Training - Midland Odessa Texas Region

Does your company perform trenching and excavation work in the Midland / Odessa TX area? Then you are required by the OSHA Excavation standards to have a "Competent Person" oversee excavation work at the site.

Have an OSHA authorized trainer come to your site in the greater Midland-Odessa-Texas Oil Patch region 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 (including Call 811 system and the TX 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 trenching and excavation competent person class takes one day to complete, and can be conducted at your site anywhere in the Midland Odessa Texas Oil Patch region 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 training. 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 Midland Odessa TX / Oil Patch region for your group, please

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competent person training midland odessa texas
Competent person training for trenching and excavation conducted in Midland TX, Odessa TX, and surrounding Texas Oil Patch region, including Snyder TX, Monahans TX, Big Spring TX, Lamesa TX, Colorado City Texas and all other areas within 175 miles. In demand course for oil and gas pipeline / distribution companies.