955 Bancroft Drive
Sudbury, ON P3B 1P8
(705) 524-8189
Toll Free: 1 (866) 524-1975

Trenching and Shoring Awareness Training

Our program will teach you a variety of safety precautions related to the duties typically performed by someone working in the trenching and shoring industry. This training will teach you how to identify hazardous environments during the excavation process as well as introduce ways to protect yourself from such.

This training program is intended to teach you a wide variety of safety precautions and relevant knowledge related to the duties of a competent person such as: protective systems (i.e., shoring, shielding, sloping and benching), excavations, trenches, hazardous atmospheres, emergency rescue, water accumulation, daily inspections, unit weight of soil, soil mechanics/types, evaluation of soil, boiling, heaving or squeezing, subsidence and bulging, tension cracks, toppling, sloughing, temporary spoil, permanent spoil etc.

It is important to note that this program is an AWARENESS training program and further site-specific training will be required to work in this industry. Please consult your organization regarding further training required.

Course Overview

  • Overview
  • General Definitions for Trenching and Shoring
  • Daily Inspections
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Emergency Rescue
  • Water Accumilation
  • Causes of Trench Failure
  • Evacuation Spoils
  • Soil Types
  • Protective Systems
  • Shoring