Trenching Awareness

In Collaboration with 360 Immersive  


Trenching and Excavation Awareness explains the basics for trenching and excavation hazards on the jobsite.

Learners will discover the different protective devices required to maintain safety, and how to protect themselves in and around trenching and excavation areas.

Additional topics include the ability to identify different types of trenching hazards, how to control these hazards, and the role of the competent person in relation to trench safety.

An interactive simulation is included that tasks the learner to inspect a recently constructed trench for possible hazards that could result in a total trench collapse.

  • Standards: OSHA Standard:
    OSHA Standard: 1926.650, .651 & industry best practices
  • Contact Hours: 20  minutes
  • Accreditation Agency:  Phylmar Academy, a division of The Phylmar Group, Inc.
  • Includes VR/Simulation

Who Will Benefit from This Course?

Supervisors and managers, union and worker health and safety representatives, and anyone who is interested in  workplace safety, particularly in construction.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and assess the different types of trenching hazards;
  • Identify trenching hazard controls;
  • Develop an understanding of the role of a competent person and the importance of inspection schedules.

Topics Include

  • Employer and Employee Requirements
  • The Different Types of Trenching Hazards
  • How to Control Trenching Hazards
  • The Role of the Competent Person in Relation to Trenching
  • Safety Video
  • Interactive Experience


  • 1 - 50 seats - $20.99 per seat
  • 51-100 seats - $17.84 per seat
  • 101-250 seats - $15.74 per seat

For additional bulk pricing, bundle pricing and licensing the course for, please contact for additional discounts.

The course certificate of completion acknowledges completion of a specific course; it does not certify the participant to perform any particular work or task.

1-50 seats $20.99

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