Excavation and Trench Safety Training for Canada
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.
Covers all types of trench protection.
Our Trench Safety training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on competency, soil classification, protective systems, atmosphere, common hazards and more. 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.
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 90 - 120 min.
Canada Standards: This course meets the following Canada standards:
- SOR 213/91 - Construction Projects
- SOR 86-304, s. 1.2 - Qualified Person
Not quite what you need? We also offer an online trench training course as well as corporate broadcast license so that you can make the training materials available on your network to branches across the country.
What's in the Excavation and Trench Safety 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.
Still have questions? Visit our Safety Training Kit FAQs page.
Why You Need Excavation and Trench Safety Training:
While a license is not required in the U.S., certification is. Our training and the included exam will get you certified today.
Everything you need to know about purchasing and using our safety training kits.
What is included with each safety training kit?
Each safety training kit differs slightly, but generally speaking, they each contain all of the materials we use when we go on-site and offer training. More specifically, these materials consist of but are not limited to: the main PowerPoint presentation including instructor notes, student manual files, regulations, written and practical exams and answer keys, pre-shift inspection booklets, classroom forms for proper recording, safe operation posters, and wall and wallet certificate templates just to name a few. To get an even clearer idea of the contents of each kit, look at the samples included below each kit’s image.
Are these kits CSA-compliant?
Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training kits were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using CSA and ANSI guidelines. But it is important to understand that by CSA-compliant, we mean it follows to the best of our ability the best practices and safety principles put forth by CSA. 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 CSA-compliant it does not necessarily mean a company as a whole will be compliant or avoid citation if CSA were to audit them. There is so much more that goes into collective company compliance with CSA. 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 kits up-to-date with CSA standards?
Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training Kits are up-to-date with the latest CSA standards. If standards do change in the future, as they most certainly will, it will be your responsibility to update your existing kit. Or, if the changes are substantial, we’d be happy to offer a discount for previous customers who simply want to re-purchase the kit.
Can I customize the safety training materials?
Yes, these training kits are completely customizable. Once purchased, they are yours to use as needed. Add or take away slides or test questions. Change the colors and layout. You can even swap out our logo for yours.
Can I reuse it?
Yes, we recognize many of our competitors charge for additional student manuals or exams. We felt it important, though, that you have what you need and when you need it. For this reason, once you purchase the kit, the files are yours to use for as long as you have the kit. Use the training presentation and print out the student manuals, exams, and other files as often as needed.
Can I post the presentation or other materials online?
Yes, but only with a special broadcast license and for the purpose of training employees scattered across various locations. Without this additional license, though, purchased kits are only to be used in-house in a physical classroom setting. If you are in need of training multiple employees located in various branches, you might consider using our online training classes as an easy and cost-effective way to train them all. Or if you are still interested in licensing the course for broadcast use, contact us for a quote.
Can I share the kit with or make copies for another branch or trainer?
No, our end user license agreement, which automatically goes into effect upon the purchase of any kit, prohibits in any form the sharing or reproduction of the kit or any of its components. Per this same agreement, we require one kit per trainer or training location. For example, if you are a trainer employed to travel from location to location, there is no need to purchase additional kits for those locations at which you will train. Likewise, if your company buys the kit to be used exclusively at a certain training location (let’s say your home office or on a specific vessel), then as long as the kit stays there for training purposes then multiple in-house trainers can use it.
If, however, you buy it to train at your home office and then want to make a copy or send the files or any parts of them to a trainer at a different location, this would be in breach of the agreement and additional kits would need to be purchased. Having said that, we realize that every situation varies slightly. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. In the event you do need to purchase additional kits, we would be happy to offer tiered pricing to make it more cost-effective.
If I download the kit can I burn it to a disc or save it on a flash drive?
Absolutely. In fact, we encourage you to keep a copy on the computer you will use for training and burn a copy to a CD or USB for back-up purposes. Remember, though, that per the end user license agreement, these files cannot be shared or reproduced in any form without express written consent from Safety Provisions, Inc.
What computer requirements are needed to use the safety training kit?
In order to be accessible for as many people as possible, we have tried to create these materials using the most common practices. The materials consist of PowerPoint files, Word documents, Excel files, and PDF files. On some kits, there are video clips as well. So, to use the kits, you will simply need software that can display or play these files. If you do not have the ability to read PDF files, each kit includes the .exe file through which you can install Adobe Acrobat Reader—or simply search for it on the internet and download free of charge. If you do not have Microsoft Office, you can go to openoffice.org and download their free productivity suite; this suite will allow you to open, edit and save Office documents.
How can I customize the training kits?
Because the training materials are created in editable documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), customization is as easy as highlighting the area of desired change and deleting, re-wording, or adding content. In terms of the main presentation and any other files using PowerPoint, in some instances, we have employed the use of Master Slides. This makes making changes to the presentation—like swapping out your logo for ours—easy. Just go to the master slide for the project, make the change there, and then exit the master slide. Your changes will instantly take effect on the designated slides.
Are you looking for resellers? And will you drop-ship?
We are always looking for competent resellers and, yes, there is a drop-shipping option. Click here to sign up or contact us regarding resale opportunities.
In which countries can our training kits be used?
Our CSA training kits and materials are used by hundreds of companies around the world in Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, and more…
They are completely customizable, you can add, edit or remove anything in the training program to make it fit any safety standards in your country, region or company. It only takes minutes to get the training materials ready to use. If you have questions about meeting a specific country's regulations with our training kits call 1-208-252-5331. We're happy to help.
At Hard Hat Training, we write all of our Canadian courses in accordance with the Canada Labour Code. Because occupational safety standards can vary significantly by province, however, our courses do not always accommodate provincial standards. That said, this course teaches all of the common safety principles that employees need to know in order to comply with these standards. In addition to the content of this course, employers must make sure to provide their employees with any further information they will need based on their industry and location.
Our training materials have been used by hundreds of companies to certify thousands of employees. If you have any questions about training and certifying employees in Canada, feel free to reach out to us by phone or email.