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Construction Trenching and Shoring

AB, BC, MB, NB, NFL, NS, PEI, QU, SK only

Construction work can be dangerous with work involving trenching and shoring activities tending to be the most hazardous in the industry. Excavations are required for the installation and repair of utility lines, replacement of water and sewer lines, swimming pool construction and even grave digging. These projects vary considerably, each with its own set of unique problems. This course will focus on the risks of trenching and shoring activities and provide information on how to work safely. Material covered includes applicable legislation pertaining to trenching, review of soil types, cave in causes and trench stability, sloping, trench boxes/shields, and shoring.

Health & Safety

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