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Training Duration

Approximately 45 minutes

Online Training Cost

Canadian Pricing

Course Topics

  • The difference between excavations and trenches
  • What to do before excavating
  • The role of a competent person at an excavation
  • Different soil types and their properties
  • Excavation hazards
  • Protective systems, including site evaluation planning and protective system design
  • Safety measures, including PPE and emergency response

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Excavation Safety Online Course Overview

This online Excavation Safety course explains OSHA standards related to safe excavation and trenching operations and discusses the requirements of 29 CFR §1926.21.

Excavation Safety Assessment:

Testing conducted throughout this Excavation Safety 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 twice if the pass mark is not achieved.


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

Leavitt Machinery offers over 50 knowledge based online safety training courses for both Canadian and US based customers. It is important to note, for some jurisdictions, select topics may require additional practical evaluation for full certification.