Shoring and Excavation Training (SET)
Earth, when cut into, instantly seeks to heal itself – which can result in an excavation failure unless proper procedures are followed. A major collapse of the side of an excavation can injure or kill workers. Even a small volume of soil can suffocate, crush, or trap a worker.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the legislated requirements pertaining to shoring and excavations including WorkSafeBC Regulation Part 20: Construction, Excavation and Demolition
- Understand soil mechanics and soil classification as well as the effects of water on soil
- Determine hazards and identify courses of action through effective pre-planning
- Understand terminology and preventative measures (Sloping and Benching)
- Read and understand manufactured shoring Tabulated data (Engineer Specifications) and site specific applications of tab data
- Identify the various types of shoring and the applications for each system
This is classroom training. Hands-on training is provided in the SET Applied Field Practices (AFP) course. Find out more at https://www.bcmsa.ca/course-catalogue/set-applied-field-practices-afp/.
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
Classroom Delivery Price:
$150 per person for up to 15 (minimum of 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $1,900 charge per class.
Certificate of Completion
BCMSA Recommended – 3 years