Certified Excavation, Trenching and Shoring Specialist
100% online, self-paced course format
Professional Credential: IASHEP-Certified Excavation & Trenching Specialist (IASHEP-CETS)
(Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.)Recertification fee is $150
IASHEP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination
The purpose of this training is to provide employees with information on how to work safely around excavations & trenches.
NOTE: A COMPETENT PERSON IS REQUIRED ON EVERY TRENCHING AND EXCAVATION JOB SITE.
Note: This class does not certify any attendee as a Competent Person, only the company itself can designate their own employee as a “Competent Person”. This class provides information regarding the OSHA standards and safety guidelines. It does not provide the significant work experience required to be considered a Competent Person.
What is a competent person?
29 CFR 1926 – SUBPART P TRENCHING AND EXCAVATIONS:
- Demonstrate correct soil testing procedures
- Identify hazards associated with trenching and excavations
- Understand the different types of protective systems
- Excavation regulations
- Confined Space
- Fall Protection
- Reference Articles from California Code of Regulations to include:
- Personal Safety Devices
- Haulage & Earth Moving
- Traffic Control, Flaggers, Barricades, and Warning Signs
- Work Over or Near Water
- Trench Plates
- Hydraulic Shoring
- Trench Shields
- Other Protective Systems
- Rescue Procedure Development
Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam. A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course.
After signing up for the course IASHEP will send you a link to the LMS class