Competent Person Training for Excavations

Excavation Competent Person Training in the Gulfport Biloxi MS Area

Does your company perform excavation work in the Gulfport / Biloxi MS  area? Then you are required by the OSHA Excavation standards to have a "Competent Person" oversee worker safety at the excavation site. And that requires training.

Have our OSHA authorized trainer come to your site in the greater Gulfport - Biloxi - Mississippi Gulf Coast 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 (includes the Call 811 system and the MS state underground utilities protection code)
  • 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 & Excavation class takes one day to complete, and can be conducted anywhere in the Gulfport - Biloxi Mississippi Gulf Coast 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 personalized certificate showing they attended 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 Gulfport - Biloxi - Mississippi Gulf Coast region for your group, please

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Competent person training for trenching and excavation conducted in Gulfport Biloxi MS area and along thr Mississippi Gulf Coast, including Bay St Louis MS, Kiln MS, Pass Christian MS, Long Beach MS, Ocean Springs MS, Pascagoula MS, Moss Point MS, and Picayune Mississippi.