Safety & Training

Competent Person Training Classes

Excavation Safety Training For Competent Persons (CPT):

The course goes over OSHA standard 1926 subpart P as it relates to:

  • Soil classification

  • Specific Requirements

  • Sloping and benching

  • Excavation Oversight

  • Protective Systems

  • Timber shoring

  • Aluminum hydraulic shoring

  • Requirements and selection for protective systems

  • Scope, Application and Definitions

  • Manufactured tabulated data

  • Site specific engineering

  • Shoring Alternatives

  • Competent person responsibilities

Confined Space Entry (CSE):

The course covers the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 standard as it relates to:

  • Identifying Confined Spaces and determining if they are Permit Required

  • Understand the scope & application of OSHA’s various confined space entry standards

  • Rescue & Emergency Services requirements

  • Alternate entry and reclassification procedures

  • Usage of gas monitors and related equipment

  • Proper ventilation of a confined space

  • Knowledge of the general use and limitations of related equipment

  • Responsibilities of contractors, attendants, entrants and entry supervisors

To Shedule a Course For Your Personnel Contact Shore-Tek, Inc.
805-226-9600 or email Nick@shoretekinc.com 

As described by OSHA;

Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered “confined” because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, silos, process vessels, and pipelines. OSHA uses the term “permit-required confined space” (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant; or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress

DEFINITIONS
COMPETENT PERSON

One who is capable of identifying existing & predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate the unsafe conditions.

INTENT

In order to be a “competent person” for the purpose of this standard one must have had specific training in, and be knowledgeable about, soils analysis, the use of protective systems, & the requirements of this standard & must be designated by the employer.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Protecting surface encumbrances that may create a hazard to employees.

  • Locating underground installations prior to opening an excavation.

  • Providing appropriate access & egress >4 ft.

  • Reducing employee’s exposure to vehicular traffic with the use of warning vests.

  • Employee exposure to falling loads shall be eliminated.

  • Providing a warning system for mobile equipment operating adjacent to or near an excavation.

  • Testing the air in excavations to identify potentially hazardous atmospheres >4 ft.

  • Protection from hazards associated w/ water accumulation.

  • Ensuring the stability of adjacent structures.

  • Adequate protection of employees from loose rock or soil that may fall from or roll into an excavation.

  • Daily inspections by a competent person (see definition).

  • Appropriate fall protection near excavations.

INSPECTIONS

Daily Inspections of excavations, the adjacent areas, and protective systems shall be made by a competent person for evidence of a situation that could result in possible cave-ins, indication of failure of protective systems, hazardous atmospheres, or other hazardous conditions. An inspection shall be conducted by the competent person prior to the start of work & as needed throughout the shift. Inspections shall also be made after every rain storm or other hazardous increasing occurrence. These inspections are only required when employee exposure can be reasonably anticipated.

**For general information usage only, this is not a substitute for Manufacturer’s Tabulated Data**
Manufacturer’s Tabulated Data, Engineering, Shoring, Shielding & Competent Person Training are available locally from Shore-Tek, Inc.