Competent Person Training for Excavation - Oakland CA

Competent Person Training for Excavations - Oakland CA Area

Have an OSHA authorized trainer come to your site in the Oakland CA area and conduct a Competent Person for Excavation Training Course for your group, based on either federal or Cal/OSHA safety orders. 


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


  • Definitions of Key Terms Used in the Excavation Standards
  • OSHA (federal and Cal/OSHA) Requirements to be The Competent Person on a Trenching / Excavation Site
  • Cal/OSHA Permitting Requirements for Excavation Work
  • General Hazards Associated with Trenching and Excavation Work
  • Requirements for Locating and Working Near Underground Utilities (including California state utility 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
    • 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 Oakland CA 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 training. And the employer receives a training certification form containing all information and signatures required  by OSHA 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 Oakland CA area for your group, please . . .

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Competent person training for excavation and trenching is conducted in Oakland CA and surrounding area.

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