Excavation Awareness - OSHA StandardsDownload as PDF
Excavation Awareness - OSHA Standards
LO1: Define what an excavation is
LO2: Identify the need for an excavation procedure
LO3: Identify the roles and responsibilities associated with excavations
LO4: Describe the hazards associated with excavations
LO5: Describe how to plan an excavation
LO6: Identify what PPE is required
LO7: Identify and describe excavation support systems
LO8: Describe the emergency response arrangements
LO9: Identify the safety checks required before work can begin within the excavation
LO10: Identify safety requirements during excavations
LO11: Describe how to carry out an excavation
LO12: Describe the backfilling procedure
Oil & Gas Industry
No prerequisites are required to sit this course.
The assessment is taken during the course and is within the expected duration.
The aim of this course is to provide you with under-pinning knowledge to help you to understand how excavations are planned, controlled and conducted safely.
By the end of the course, you will be able to define what an excavation is and be able to identify the safe procedures, processes and requirements required for any excavation. You will also be able to describe how to plan an excavation, how to carry out the excavation and the backfilling process.
Employers should provide additional training when a new hazard/procedure/condition or piece of equipment is introduced into the workplace or “unscheduled” refresher training is recommended as directed to address inadequacies in knowledge and to address unsafe acts/deviations from procedures.