Excavation and Trench Safety Competent Person Training Kit
Looking for a cost-effective and convenient way to offer for your employees or customers? Our training program (available on CD, USB Drive, or via Instant Download) provides simple instructions with all the tools necessary to train and certify your employees and make them regulation compliant. Learn more about what comes with the kit.
Our Excavation and Trench Safety competent person training kit is OSHA compliant. This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.
Understand the importance of a pre-shift inspection and how to perform one
Recognize the common hazards associated with Excavator and how to avoid or mitigate them
Learn how to operate safely in a variety of on-site situations
Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:
Know Your Machine
Know Your Worksite
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 150 - 180 min.
OSHA Standards: This course meets the following OSHA standards:
29 CFR 1926 Subpart P
29 CFR 1926.650-Scope, Application, and definitions
29 CFR 1926.651- Specific Excavation Requirements
29 CFR 1926.652- Requirements for protective systems
29 CFR 1926 Subpart P App A- Soil Classification
29 CFR 1926 Subpart P App B- Sloping and Benching
29 CFR 1926 Subpart P App C- Timber Shoring for Trenches
29 CFR 1926 Subpart P App D- Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring for Trenches
29 CFR 1926 Subpart P App E- Alternatives to Timber Shoring
29 CFR 1926 Subpart P App F- Selection of Protective Systems
29 CFR 1926.20, General Safety and Health Provisions, training
29 CFR 1926.21, Training and Education
What's in the Excavation Competent Person Kit?
Our DIY Kits are designed to give a robust and thorough way to provide training to employees. All kits are built and updated by our experts using the most recent standards and guidelines, so you can be assured you are using the best practices and latest safety principles put in place by regulatory bodies. We have fine-tuned our kits to provide you with the best experience possible. They include accident profiles, videos, and other tools to help learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing tragic accidents or costly fines.
DIY Kit's Contents: Each safety training kit differs slightly. But, generally speaking, they consist of (but are not limited to) the following materials
Pertinent standards and regulations
The main PowerPoint presentation
A quick-reference guide
Written exams with answer keys
Practical evaluation checklist
Pre-shift inspection booklets
Classroom forms for proper recordkeeping
Full-sized certificates and wallet card templates
Safety training is an investment. We’ve been providing industry-specific safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the Hard Hat Training Series for their online training needs.
Program Features: Why DIY Training kits might be right for you & work company
Unlimited Use (and Re-use): Your program (and all printable course materials) can be used again and again for no extra cost!
Personal Branding: You are now the authority with CDs and PPT presentations that you can brand personally.
Complete Customizability: Need to edit information for your specific industry or job site? You have TOTAL freedom to customize this meet your needs.
Professional Grade: You'll receive the exact same training CDs we use for our own on-site programs.
Industry-Leading Value: This program is the most thorough you can find, and at a price that meets your budget.
Accessibility: Materials can be downloaded for immediate use (save them on your computer or flash drive, or burn them to a CD).
Up-to-Date Information: All of our programs are updated to reflect the latest industry regulations.
Total Convenience: All of our Hard Hat Training programs are straightforward, easy to present, and easy to understand.
Implementation: Simply use the materials in the PPT (PowerPoint) Training Kit to
Conduct the training.
Administer the exam.
Issue certificates immediately to those who passed.
Why You Need Excavation and Trench Safety Competent Person training:
While a license is not required in the U.S., certification is required by OSHA. Our training and the included exam will help get you certified today.
Hard Hat Training, a brand of Safety Provisions, Inc.
Our mission statement is to make safety training easy and affordable, and to invite companies everywhere to stop doing things the hard way and, instead, start doing them the Hard Hat Training way!
Get Your Custom Branch Today!
Managers: Take complete control of your safety training by requesting your custom branch now! We will respond within one business day. Need it now? Call us at 208-252-5331 for immediate assistance.
Save Big By Buying Course Seats (Credits) In Bulk!
When you purchase (credits) you are essentially buying seats in a virtual classroom. You may assign any employee(s) to any class(es) at any time until those (seats) have all been assigned.
Whether you are looking to save on afew guys or your whole crew, we make it affordable for everyone to get safety training. These discounts are available on all of our online trainings! Look below to see the breakdown of what you can save when you buy your course seats (credits) in bulk with Hard Hat Training.
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First time training with us, and have fewer than 25 guys to train? No problem, give us a call and we can get you set up with introductory pricing.
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Wanting to train a group of employees with just one online training? It’s easy to do!
You let us know the names of the employees that need training.
We set everything up and send you the group login and an invoice.
We also send you the exam, answer key and a practical exam guide.
You log them in and start the training, then administer the exam.
Once done, let us know. We send the certificate and wallet card.
Fill out the form below and we will get it set up for you.
What does each online class cover?
Generally speaking, each course covers the following: 1. Overview of the Course/Introduction to the Equipment 2. Anatomy, including pre-shift inspections 3. Stability Principles 4. Common Hazards/Accident Profiles 5. Safe Operation 6. Rigging and Hand Signals (for crane courses only).
How long is the course?
Trainees go at their own pace, but in general each class (including the exam) takes anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours. We recommend planning for two or more so you don’t end up rushing through the exam.
Are these courses OSHA-compliant?
Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines. But it is important to understand that by OSHA-compliant, we mean it follows to the best of our ability the best practices and safety principles put forth by OSHA. In an online format, it is not possible to cover every code for every situation or hazard across every industry. For this reason, our safety training solutions are tools to further knowledge and help employers train and/or certify their crew. But just because a course or program is OSHA-compliant it does not necessarily mean a company as a whole will be compliant or avoid citation if OSHA were to audit them. There is so much more that goes into collective company compliance with OSHA. For example, workers need to be observed applying in the field what they learned in the classroom. This observation/practical exam should be done by trainers, supervisors, or other designated competent persons. Whether you use our training kits or online courses, we provide guides to help employers do this. Other things that need to be done for ultimate compliance may include but are not limited to: addressing with your crew any gaps in the training or additional hazards or principles specific to your work situation; creating, training on, and enforcing and abiding by written safety programs (also known as plans or procedures); and performing regular inspections and risk assessments.
Are the e-learning classes up-to-date with OSHA standards?
Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. As standards change, we make changes to the courses. If you purchase any of our online courses outright, though, it will then be your responsibility to update the course in accordance with any changes to the standard.
Does this course certify or qualify me?
There is a lot of confusion among operators and even companies about what it means to be certified or qualified. Simply put, no, a course does not certify anyone, only an employer does. Or, in other words, because it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure an employee is properly trained, it is also his or her responsibility to say when the employee is “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.” The online courses, like our training kits on CD or USB Drive or even live training via a 3rd party, is just a tool to help them in doing so.
According to OSHA, all operators of heavy equipment must receive operator training. Proper training must include a classroom portion including a written exam, as well as a practical hands-on portion/exam wherein the operator is observed operating the machine. The online course satisfies the required classroom portion of the training. Upon completion of the course and written exam, the safety administrator of the company will receive a checklist which can be used to observe the trainee on the machine. When done successfully, the administrator signs the bottom of the form. At this point, unless further training is required by your employer, you have done everything required by OSHA to be considered by your employer as “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.”
If I pass this class and exam can I take my certification and get a job anywhere?
See “Does this course certify me?” This will depend on your employer. Remember, it is their responsibility to see that you are trained and if there is ever an accident, it is they who will have to prove to OSHA that they trained you sufficiently. Because of this, while some smaller businesses may simply accept your certificate and a copy of your test, more often than not they will require you to go through their own training program. This is their right to do so. It is their further responsibility to train you in accordance with the job, site, equipment, etc. Having said that, we have fielded many calls from potential employers who wanted to learn more about the classroom portion of the training we offered. After hearing our explanation, they accepted the online class as satisfying the classroom portion of the required training and proceeded to do their own practical.
How long is the training good for?
OSHA standards dictate that safety certification needs to be completed at least once every three years. Since no online course can provide “certification,” these courses will combine with your onsite practical training to fulfill OSHA’s requirements for up to three years. Having said that, refresher training is required sooner if an employee changes sites or jobs, is asked to operate a different type of the equipment, is involved in a near-miss or accident, or is observed operating the machine in a dangerous manner.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes, upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will have immediate electronic access to your test, a certificate, and a checklist you can use for the practical hands-on portion of the training. Simply print them off.
How many people can use this course? Can I play it for several employees at the same time?
When a course is assigned to an employee, only that employee can take the course. There are many reasons for this, but most importantly the course is designed to train that one employee per OSHA regulations. Also, there is a final written exam at the end that will be linked to the trainee assigned. OSHA requires proof of training and if multiple people were to sit in on that one course, they would not get credit for taking it.
Can I customize the classes?
Your business’s learning portal can be completely customized for your employees including colors and logo. Additionally, if you purchase our courses outright to be used on your own company LMS (learning management system), you also get the right to rebuild them and customize them to meet your own needs. If you have Adobe Captivate, which we use to build our courses, customization is even easier.
Are SCORM/Tin Can options available for use on our own company LMS?
All of our online courses are designed to be SCORM-compatible and can be easily uploaded to your company’s current SCORM-friendly LMS. You can license their use annually or purchase them outright. Licensing or purchasing them outright does not, however, give you the right to resell or distribute our courses to parties other than those whom you are training.
If we buy or license the eLearning courses for use on our own LMS, can you customize them for us?
Yes, we have done and continue to do this for clients. Pricing depends on the extent of customization requested. Please contact us for a quote.
Can I resell these trainings?
We do have resale options available. Click here to contact us regarding resale opportunities.
Train a Trainer
Along with a presentation PPT kit, you will recive an online training course that will certifiy your trainer to train others--only $250 more.
Have an employee use the kit’s main PowerPoint presentation to instruct the trainees. (any person you, the employer, deems competent may conduct this). Distribute the written exam to each trainee individually. Gather the completed exams and use the included answer key to grade them.
We use a passing grade of 80% as a guideline, but as the employer you are free to adjust it however you like. Administer the practical exam to each trainee. (We suggest correcting any mistakes and having the trainee initial the edit on the practical exam sheet.) Use the included template to print certificates and wallet cards for those who passed. Note the expiration date and be sure to re-train and re-certify before then.