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Competent Person, Excavations for Construction

    Competent Person, Excavations for Construction

    Course Overview

    This advanced Competent Person, Excavations online safety course is designed to teach supervisors, managers and owners how to choose a person or persons to act as a competent person with detailed knowledge of excavation safety. OSHA regulations and State requirements will be examined in detail to ensure the right person is selected for the position of a competent person in excavation safety training.

    Intended Audience

    This online excavation safety course is to be used by supervisors, managers and owners to ensure they follow OSHA and State regulations in naming a competent person to oversee trenching and excavation safety.

    • Construction Supervisors
    • Construction Managers
    • Construction Owners

    Learning Objectives

    This online safety course will demonstrate the statutory requirements you need to know in appointing the appropriate personnel to be designated as a competent person and what they need for deep excavation safety training. The duties, responsibilities, expertise and training of the competent person must be sufficient to oversee excavation projects on a construction site.

    Course Topics

    • Introduction to Competent Person Excavations
    • Naming a Competent Person (CP)
    • Competent Person Responsibilities
    • California and Other States


    • Federal OSHA Requirements
    • State Standards
    • Competent Person
    • Trench Excavation Safety
    • OSHA Title 29, Part 1926
    • OSHA Technical Manual
    • Title 8 Code of California Regulations
    • Construction Safe Orders

    Features and Benefits

    ClickSafety’s Competent Person, Excavations online course will show you the requirements for naming a competent person for the purpose of construction excavations. After successfully completing this course, you will:

    • Understand the definition of a competent person
    • Know the specific qualifications for naming someone a competent person
    • Be able to correctly evaluate an employee for the purpose of naming him/her a CP

    Burlington, MA 01803
    Call: 800.971.1080