Trenching & Shoring Safety - DVD Training Program

Reduce the risk of excavation-site accidents with this powerful training tool.
134DVD (9691)
  • Program focuses on OSHA-regulated safety measures and best practices related to excavation-site work
  • Helps your employees avoid trench accidents by training them on safe excavation-site procedures
  • Covers core topics that include the following:
    • Underground installations
    • Access and egress
    • Exposure to falling loads
    • Hazardous atmospheres
    • Protection from hazards with water accumulation
    • Stability of adjacent structures
    • Protection from loose rock or soil
    • Inspections
    • Protection of employees in excavations
    • Design of sloping and benching systems
    • Design of support, shield and other protective systems
    • Installation and removal of support
  • Ready-to-use training program includes several components
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired

  • (1) 23-Minute DVD - Combines engaging video and editing technology with expertise from industry professionals at all levels.
  • (1) Trainer's Guide - Product Code: 9694 (422-H) - Provides training tips, a glossary, emergency response info, and an answer key to the 10-point quiz in the Employee Handbooks.
  • (11) Employee Handbooks - Product Code: 9695 (423-H) - Review key points and include a quiz to check trainees’ understanding of the material. Include perforated Skill Cards that summarize critical info.
  • (1) OSHA Excavation Standards Handbook - Product Code: 1715 (100-H) - Puts key regulations from OSHA’s Excavation Standard into plain language.
  • (1) Training Log - Provides a convenient way to record attendance and maintain a list of workers you've trained.

  • Play Program - Plays entire main program.
  • Chapter Selections - Allows easy access to specific subtopics for more focused training.
    • Introduction - Explains why following safety rules when working in trenches is so important.
    • Definitions and Dangers - Defines key terms; cites government statistics regarding trenching and shoring fatalities, and features a series of animations that illustrate how a cave-in can cause a person to suffocate within minutes.
    • Before Excavation Begins - Gives an overview of what happens before an excavation in order to ensure the workers' safety. Discusses different hazards such as power lines, traffic patterns, underground installations, soils, water conditions and rocks.
    • The Competent Person - Defines "competent person" and outlines their responsibilities on the jobsite.
    • Soil Classification - Explains the classifications stable rock and Type A, B and C.
    • Protective Support Systems - Provides information on protective support systems, such as sloping methods, benching methods, trench boxes or trench shields and shoring systems.
    • General Safety Practices - Goes over different ways workers can help ensure their safety: Use the proper safety equipment; Make sure warning systems are in place; Don't work underneath lifting or digging equipment loads; Never work on a slope or bench above a co-worker; Keep material and equipment two feet from the edge of the trench; Stay aware of changing conditions, which can affect the trench; Stay aware of signs of trouble.
    • Emergency Response Procedures - Discusses what workers should do in case of an emergency.
    • Conclusion - Emphasizes that everyone needs to follow the safety rules and constantly be alert for hazards when working in trenches.
  • Checklist - Provides a quick way to refresh key points of the program to better aid retention.
  • Commentary - Offers additional interviews by industry professionals.
  • Quiz -10 interactive questions; offers correct/incorrect remediation to reinforce effectiveness of training.