Competent Person Training for Excavation - Knoxville TN

Competent Person Training for Excavations - Knoxville TN Area

Have an OSHA authorized trainer come to your site in the greater Knoxville TN 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 OSHA CFR 1926 construction standards for excavations.Key differences in the State of Tennessee OSHA excavation standards are also addressed.


The following topics are covered in this Excavation Competent Person training course:


  • Definitions of Key Terms Used in the OSHA Excavation Standards
  • OSHA (federal and Tennessee) Requirements to be The Competent Person on a Trenching and Excavation Site
  • General Hazards Associated with Trenching and Excavation Work
  • Requirements for Locating and Working Near Underground Utilities (including 811 system and Tennessee state utility 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 Stndards
  • OSHA Inspections at Excavation Sites
  • . . . and more


The competent person class takes one day to complete, and can be conducted anywhere in Knoxville TN / eastern Tennessee 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 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 Knoxville TN area for a group at your site, please . . .

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Competent person training for excavation and trenching is conducted in Knoxville TN and surrounding area.

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