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Trenching and Excavation Specialist (TES)
- access_time 13:00 hours / 1.30 CEUs
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:
- Considered a competent person on a job site involving trenching and excavation work.
- Proper hazard analysis of job location, soil classification type and proper abatement of trench collapse.
The Trenching and Excavation Specialist (TES) Course is a foundational course that requires no prerequisites.
Continuing Education Units:
(1.30) CEUs are offered for this course. As an IACET Accredited Provider, NASP offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. CEUs will be reflected on the Certificate upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam. Partial credit or adjusted CEUs will not be awarded for individuals who do not successfully meet the criteria for achievement of CEUs.
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.