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Trenching and Excavation Specialist (TES)
- access_time 13:00 hours / 1.3 CEUs
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the academic requirements to be considered a competent person on a job site involving trenching and excavation work. Emphasis will be on proper hazard analysis of job location, soil classification type and proper abatement of trench collapse.
Our Trenching and Excavation Specialist Certificate covers:
Excavations, trenching, and underground construction are among the most hazardous construction operations. This course will teach you relative regulatory requirements and safe work practices associated with these sites. The course includes soil mechanics, shoring procedures, sloping and benching, and trench shields. In addition to the hazards of cave in and engulfment, the course also covers the other hazards common to this type of construction. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 16 hours. You have up to six months to complete the course.
The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.
A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.
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Proprietary Interest Disclosure:
The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.