The course will cover the OSHA Excavation Standards (29 CFR 1926 Subpart P), and the role of the competent person. This course is required for all members who will be dispatched to work in and around trenches and excavations at their jobsite.

Hands-on instruction will include proper trenching techniques, correct use of quick-coupling attachments, assembly and installation of protective systems, and how to properly lay and install pipe.