TRENCHING/EXCAVATION SAFETY

  • Program: Public Works
  • Course: Trenching/Excavation Safety
  • Course #: PWRK1030
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This program is designed to train the students about trenching and excavating, and the equipment used in the day to day operations. Students will learn the safety procedures and hazards associated with the equipment and trenching and excavating in general.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate around excavation sites
Complete daily safety checks
Identify defects on equipment
Provide proper usage of the equipment
Manage work related activities
Provide maintenance on the equipment
Analyze the soil being excavated
Characterize dangers around an excavation site

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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