Regulation 213 Construction Part III Excavations s.222 to s.242
Under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, employers are required to ensure that workers have been trained and are aware of any hazard in the workplace. Because working in trenches is so dangerous, it becomes an employer’s responsibility to ensure that those that work in or around trenches have the training, knowledge, and experience to work in these areas.
This course will cover the essential elements that those working in or near trenches will need to know. As a discussion-based training course, we will discuss what the regulations for construction projects requires for compliance as well as:
- Understanding the different kinds of soil
- Options to consider when work needs to be done in a trench
- Access and egress from a trench
- The need for risk assessments
- Understanding what causes cave-ins and what precautions need to be considered.
- Underground utilities and other hazards for consideration
- The need for emergency procedures.
If the employer has specific procedures or checklists that they use and would like us to review with participants as part of the delivery, we can do that.
If the training is near where work is being done, the trainer may go out onto the site to discuss the elements learned in the course as a practical exercise in risk assessments with regards to trenching and excavation.
When the course is completed, the trained participant will receive the following:
- A trackable Record Of Training that clearly defines what was taught & when, who attended and the name of the trainer
- Copy of the record of attendance
- Info sheet that describes what elements were part of the training delivery
- Electronic copy of certificates that can be emailed to participants as an electronic record of training
- Each participant will receive a long life plastic “Record of Training Wallet Card” that shows all the details of the course event.