Drafting Students

Excavation: Competent Person


This course is designed for employees that work on excavation projects and have the authority to control safety on the job. Participants learn the basics of OSHA’s Regulation 29CFR1926.650-652, Subpart P and its Appendices. 


  • Role of the Competent Person
  • Specific Excavation Requirements
  • Requirements for Protective Systems
  • Sloping and Benching
  • Soil Classification
  • Timber Shoring
  • Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring
  • Alternatives to Timber Shoring
  • Selection of Protective Systems