Trenching and Shoring

The Ontario Construction Regulations requires that all personnel that have to enter trenches and excavations be trained in the recognition and safe practices of those specific hazards. A competent person must also be on site to direct those activities.

Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Important definitions
  • Understanding the applicable laws related to trenching and shoring
  • Soil classification and test – their importance and who is responsible
  • Cave in protection, access, egress requirements and pre-planning to enter a trench safely
  • Recognition of potential hazards
  • Safe work practices that must be followed while working in excavation
  • What to do if hazardous atmosphere exists
  • Underground installations
  • Stability of adjacent structures
  • Protecting the public

Who Should Attend – all construction personnel including site managers, general contractors, construction workers, JH&S committee members.. Maximum class size is 20 participants

Length – Up to a full day