Competent Person Training for Construction

Competent Person Training for Excavations - Harrisburg PA / Central Pennsylvania

Does your company perform trenching and excavation work in the greater Harrisburg PA area? Then you are required by the OSHA Excavation standards to have what they call a "Competent Person" oversee worker safety at the excavation site.Have an OSHA authorized trainer come to your site in the greater Harrisburg PA / Central Pennsylvania region 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 for a Competent Person
  • General Hazards Associated with Trenching and Excavation Work
  • Requirements for Locating and Working Near Underground Utilities (including the Pennsylvania state underground utility 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 class takes one day to complete, and can be conducted anywhere in the greater Harrisburg PA / Central PA 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 Harrisburg PA / Central Pennsylvania region your group, please click here to contact us.

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Competent person training for excavation and trenching is conducted in Harrisburg PA and throughout central Pennsylvania, including Lancaster PA, Williamsport PA, York PA, Altoona PA, State College PA, and all other areas within 175 miles.