Competent Person Training for Excavations

Competent Person Training for Excavations - San Antonio TX

Does your company perform trenching and excavation work in or near San Antonio TX? Then you are required by the OSHA Excavation standards to have a "Competent Person" oversee employee safety at the excavation site. And that requires specific training.

Have an OSHA authorized trainer come to your site anywhere in the greater San Antonio 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 the Call 811 system and the 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 (aka shields)
    • Other Protective Systems
  • Competent Person Inspection Requirements
  • OSHA Directives and Interpretations Related to Trenching and Excavation
  • OSHA Inspections at Excavation Sites
  • . . . and more


This trenching & excavation competent person class takes one day to complete, and can be conducted at your site anywhere in the San Antonio 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 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 greater San Antonio TX area for your group, please

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Competent person training for excavation and trenching is conducted in San Antonio TX and throughout SW Texas, including New Braunfels TX, Seguin TX, Victoria TX, Uvalde TX, Beeville TX, Kerrville TX, Sonora TX, and all other areas within 150 miles.