Trenching Safety Awareness

3 modules

Course Length
90 mins

IHSA eLearning



The Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness eLearning program is designed to assist those firms that excavate deeper than 1.2 metres (4 ft). Emphasis is placed on soil types, legislation, and emergency work.

Participants develop a better understanding of the hazards associated with trenching and safe trenching practices and procedures.

Who should attend?

Staff and supervisors involved in trenching and shoring

Program Content

  • Review of legislation
  • Emergency work
  • Determining soil types
  • Approved shoring/trenching boxes
  • Public safety
  • Use of heavy equipment
  • Locates
  • Underground hazards
  • Work area protection
  • High/low pressure gas mains

NOTE: This course is awareness only.

Learners will have 2 attempts to complete the final test and must achieve a score of at least 80%.



Upon successful completion participants will be able to: 

  1. Recognize hazards associated with trenching 

  2. Recommend safe trenching practices and procedures 


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate IHSA Record of Training

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