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Excavation Safety

Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations posed to workers when maintaining underground facilities. One cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car, therefore unprotected trenches are extremely Excavator Safetydangerous.

The excavation safety area at the new training facility will allow employees to properly inspect a trench and prepare the space with necessary shoring, ladders, steps and/or ramps to provide safe means of exit for employees working in trench excavations.

The excavation safety area not only allows for the practice of correct excavation to prevent cave-ins, the area also allows for training the recognition of hazardous atmospheric conditions while wearing respiratory protection and appropriate safety gear.