Course Description:
Construction work is dangerous – work involving trenching and shoring activities tends to be the most hazardous in the industry, yet we see it going on all the time. Excavations are required for the installation and repair of utility lines, replacement of water and sewer lines, swimming pool construction and even grave digging. These projects vary considerable, each with its own set of unique problems.  This module will inform participants of the risks of trenching and shoring activities and provide information on how to work safely.

Please note: This program covers the theory portion of this training only.  

Course Duration:
Approximately 45-50 minutes

Course Languages:

Course Material:
Provincially Specific

Testing conducted throughout this course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course if the pass mark is not achieved.

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

Certificate of Completion:
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completions will be available for download and printing

Topics Covered:
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be knowledgeable and/or demonstrate proficiency in understanding:

  • Legislation
  • Hazards
  • Soil types
  • Inspections of excavations and protective systems
  • Effects of weather on trenching and shoring
  • Allowable slopes
  • Pre-fabricated trench boxes
  • Benching
  • Access and Egress




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 Number of Users Discount
1-24  0% off
25-49 17.65% off
50-74 33.50% off
75-99 50.25% off
100 and more 66.67% off

Trenching and Shoring


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