Competent Person Trenching and Excavation


  • Nov 06, 2023 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM


  • 4100 Westown Pkwy
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
Fee Type of Fee
$199 /Person - MBI Members
$249 /Person - Non-Members

Presenter: Jerry Eslick, Professional Rescue Innovations - Adel, IA 

In this 4-hour course attendees will be educated under the OSHA standard CFR 1926 Subpart P. All employees must be trained in hazard recognition and the proper way of working in and around construction excavations sites. The standard covers general requirements, soil classification, sloping and benching, timber shoring for trenches, aluminum hydraulic shoring, alternatives to timber shoring, selection of PPE. Participants will come out of this course with the competent person level knowledge to monitor and perform daily inspections of trenching, shoring, and excavation activities. 


  • Soil type analysis
  • Protective systems selection 
  • Identifying surfaces, atmospheric and underground hazards
  • Conducting inspections 


Master Builder Designation: Safety - 3 credits | Leadership - 1 credit