Trench Safety Rescue Awareness

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2-16 hours


Each year workers are killed and disabled in excavation and trench cave-ins in California. Almost all of these accidents result from failure to shore or slope the trench or from inadequate shoring or sloping. This course provides guidelines based on CAL/OSHA standards for shoring, sloping, and benching.


Students will be instructed on safe rescue awareness practices:

  • Before rescue - site/cave-in inspections and rescue action planning
  • Suggested outlines for emergency shoring and safe zones
  • When a trench is also a confined space
  • Safe removal of victims
  • Post-rescue activities