1 Hour Excavations Site Safety Training (SST) Online Course
YOU NEED TO HAVE HIGH SPEED INTERNET AND A WEB CAMERA TO TAKE THIS COURSE. YOU NEED TO ALLOW ACCESS TO YOUR CAMERA TO BE BIOMETRICALLY VERIFIED AND YOU NEED TO UPLOAD YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID.
Why take this course?
Excavation is a process of moving or removing earth for the construction of foundations, basements, and other underground structures or utilities. Excavations and trenching occur at every construction project, and are one of the most dangerous construction activities.
Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are more likely than some other excavation-related incidents to result in worker fatalities. One cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car. An unprotected trench can be an early grave. Employers must ensure that workers enter trenches only after adequate protections are in place to address cave-in hazards. Other potential hazards associated with trenching work include falling loads, hazardous atmospheres, and hazards from mobile equipment. Understanding hazards and protection against them, and avoiding such hazards, saves lives.
In order to continue to operate in the City of New York, the designated construction worker and supervisor are required to complete a minimum number of hours of approved site safety training and to carry site safety identification cards as proof of completion of the training (As per New York City Local Law 196 of 2017 also known as ‘LL196’ or ‘Local Law’). This course provides one hour towards the satisfaction of the supervisor requirement.
- 100% attendance of the online class is mandatory
- Complying with the PDH STAR facial biometric requirement for monitoring attendance
- Achieve a minimum of 70% in the written assessment at the end of the course
- Completion of Evaluation Form at the end of the course
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Define and describe excavation activities and understand code provisions
- Describe sequential underpinning activities
- Describe roles involved in excavation activities
- Understand causes of soil failure and structural collapse
- Describe hazards and controls related to excavation activities
- Understand general principles of fall protection
- Understand plating and vehicular street protection
Lesson 1: Lessons Learned Case Study: Investigation of fatal excavation failure
Lesson 2: Components and Definitions of Excavation and Underpinning Activities
Lesson 3: Sequential Underpinning Process
Lesson 4: Personnel Involved in Rigging and Hoisting Activities
Lesson 5: Conditions and/or Actions that can Expedite Soil Failure and Structural Collapse
Lesson 6: Hazards Related to Excavations
Lesson 7: Excavation Around Utilities
Lesson 8: Excavation Around Underground Structures
Lesson 9: Fall Protection
Lesson 10: Plating and Vehicular Street Protections
Lesson 11: Control for Excavation Hazards Checklist
Lesson 12: Additional Resources
Lesson 13: Course Summary
We are a premier continuing education provider for the construction industry. Not only do we provide site safety training for site based staff, we are also an approved continuing education provider for Professional Engineers in all states that require continuing education. Our courses are developed by Professional Engineers and Site Safety Managers with decades of experience in the field, and are designed to be engaging, practical and relevant to today’s challenges of working on a construction site.