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COMPETENT PERSON /
TRENCHING AND SHORING

A competent person is an employee who is able to recognize hazards associated with a particular task, and has the ability to mitigate those hazards. Many OSHA construction standards require someone onsite – such as a foreman, supervisor or other employee – to be designated as a competent person.

CFR 1926.32(f)

"Competent Person" means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

After successful completion of this course you can now be an Appointed Competent Person. You will have the knowledge and understanding to perform:

  • Soil Evaluations

  • Daily Inspections

  • Shoring and sloping evaluations

  • Stop Work Authority

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