Trenching, Excavating & Shoring, Certificate
This 8 hour trenching class focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation, trenching and shoring. It is an introduction to practical soil mechanics, and classification and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations. Selection of personnel protective systems will be discussed. Various types of shoring are covered including wood and hydraulic. Course includes a hands-on, half-day field exercise during which students will use different testing methods including penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods.