This program is designed to educate the participant on all the necessary elements required to assure a safe working environment when working in and around excavation or trenching activities. Students will be educated on all the minimum safety requirements established by OSHA (Subpart P) with an emphasis on the importance and responsibilities of a Competent Person. Each student will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge by acting as a site Competent Person (classroom mock scenario) during the selection of protective measures and soil analysis. Students will be provided with a comprehensive student manual with applicable regulations, case studies and reference material. Upon successfully passing a written test (70%) and demonstrating competency with knowledge of the regulation, selection of protection methods, soil classification, equipment an d personal protection equipment, each student will receive a Certification of Completion with all required record keeping information.