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Excavation and Trenching Safety (2 days)

May 14, 2024 - May 15, 2024


The objectives of the Excavation and Trenching Safety course is designed to educate participants on the potential hazards associated with excavation work, instill a comprehensive understanding of safety protocols, and equip them with the skills necessary to mitigate risks effectively. 

Target Audience

This program targets middle management, executives and managers that are involved in construction, excavation, and related fields, including construction workers, site supervisors, and safety officers. By the end of the training, participants will be able to identify and assess potential hazards in excavation and trenching activities, implement proper safety measures, utilize protective equipment, and adhere to regulatory guidelines.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Develop participants’ ability to identify and assess potential hazards in excavation sites, including soil conditions and unstable surfaces.
  • Foster a solid comprehension of safety regulations and industry standards to ensure participants can effectively apply this knowledge, reducing legal and safety risks.
  • Equip participants with practical skills to implement safety protocols during excavation and trenching
  • Provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for effective emergency response, including administering first aid, executing evacuation procedures, and coordinating with emergency services

Course Outlines:

Day 1:

Module 1: Introduction to Excavation and Trenching

  • Overview of Excavation and Trenching Activities
  • Importance of Safety in Excavation Work
  • Historical Incidents and Lessons Learned
  • Basic Principles of Soil Mechanics

Module 2: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

  • Identifying Potential Hazards in Excavation
  • Risk Assessment Techniques
  • Soil Analysis and Classification
  • Equipment-related Hazards in Trenching

Module 3: Regulatory Compliance and Legal Aspects

  • Understanding Safety Regulations
  • Legal Responsibilities in Excavation Safety
  • Industry Standards and Best Practices
  • Documentation and Record-Keeping

Module 4: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Tools

  • Types of PPE for Excavation
  • Proper Selection and Use of PPE
  • Tools and Equipment Safety Guidelines
  • Maintenance and Inspection Protocols

Module 5: Safe Excavation Practices

  • Excavation Planning and Preparation
  • Sloping, Benching, and Shoring Techniques
  • Environmental Considerations in Excavation

Day 2:

Module 6: Trenching and Shoring Systems

  • Types of Trenching and Shoring Systems
  • Installation and Inspection Procedures
  • Emergency Procedures in Trenching Failures
  • Hands-on Practice and Demonstration

Module 7: Communication and Coordination

  • Importance of Communication in Excavation
  • Coordination Among Team Members
  • Signaling and Warning Systems
  • Effective Toolbox Talks and Meetings

Module 8: Emergency Response and Rescue Procedures

  • First Aid in Excavation Emergencies
  • Emergency Evacuation Plans
  • Confined Space Rescue Techniques
  • Simulated Emergency Drills

Module 9: Excavation Equipment Safety

  • Understanding Excavation Machinery
  • Operator Training and Certification
  • Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
  • Best Practices for Equipment Operation

Module 10: Creating a Culture of Safety

  • Role of Leadership in Safety Culture
  • Employee Engagement and Training Programs
  • Continuous Improvement in Safety Practices
RM 1,500.00 Per Person (HRD Corp Claimable Course) + 6% SST
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Learning Registration.
For any enquiries, please contact us at:
UOA Academy Sdn Bhd
UOA Corporate Tower, Lobby A, Avenue 10, The Vertical
Bangsar South City, No 8 Jalan Kerinchi
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 6019 225 0942 / 6016 806 1760 / 6016 241 3517
Email: register@uoa-academy.com
Cancellation & Transfer

Please note that should this registration be cancelled fourteen (14) days before the day of the training, a 50% cancellation charge will be imposed. If cancellation is made seven (7) days before the training, full payment of the training will be levied. Please note that amendments can only be made to the above arrangement by giving a minimum of three (3) working days’ notice. Additionally, a 30% upfront payment is required via Human Resource Development Corporation (HRDC) or bank transfer.

Disclaimer: UOA Academy reserves the right to make changes to the venue, date, and speaker,
including cancellation of the workshop if warranted by circumstances beyond its control.



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