Competent Person Trenching & Shoring

Sandhill REC, Lakehouse

900 Clemson Rd.

Columbia, SC

When: Apr 29, 2014

Competent Person Trenching & Shoring

April 29, 2014 – Location is Full
Sandhill REC, Lakehouse
900 Clemson Rd.
Columbia, SC

Please bring a small bag/container of soil with you so we can test the soil you typically dig in.

*Upstate location coming in June*

Course Description:
This course is for all employees working in trenching and excavation. OSHA requires the employer to have a “competent person” on-site who is trained and knowledgeable in soil analysis, protective systems, and the requirements of the standard. This one-day course meets OSHA 1926 Construction Standard for Trenching & Excavation “Competent Person” as required by OSHA for employers working in trenches. Class content covers all parts of Standard 1926.650-652 to include Soil Analysis, Protective Systems, Underground Utilities, Soil Piles, Safety Requirements, Checklists, and Access and Egress. Students completing this program will receive a pocket card certifying them as Trench “Competent Person”, student workbook and copy of the Trenching Standard.

Course Instructor:
Billy Frost retired from South Carolina OSHA; Office of Voluntary Programs in 2006 where he worked for six years as an OSHA Training Coordinator. Since that time, he has operated a Safety Training & Consulting company that specializes in the Public Works Industry in South Carolina.  Prior to joining OSHA, Billy served as the Superintendent of the South Carolina Fire Academy where he worked for 19 years. Billy is originally from Folly Beach, SC and has worked for seven years in emergency fire service operations. Billy has a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration and has 35 years of experience in teaching adults in safety related areas. He delivers training based on student and employer needs and understands how to relate to employees across a wide range of positions. He is in a second term as Chairman of the Safety Committee of the Water Environment Association of S.C. and has regularly conducted training for the Municipal Association of SC, the SC Rural Water Association and the SC Association of Counties.  Some of his clients include: City of Anderson, Joint Municipal Water & Sewer Commission, Town of Lexington, City of Georgetown, City of Rock Hill, Isle of Palms Public Works, Bamberg Board of Public Works, City of Florence Public Works, and City of Aiken Public Works Department.

Class registration is from 8:30-9:00. The class will begin at 9:00. Lunch will be provided. We should adjourn around 4:30pm.

Click here for a detailed agenda.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone who performs or manages any type of excavation to install, repair or replace underground utilities including water and wastewater systems, gas, phone and electric utilities. Water and wastewater utility field personnel, safety program managers, utility inspectors, contractors, supervisors and managers will benefit from this course.

Course Fee:
The registration fee for the workshop is $145.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $60.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

Registration Closed


Payment Policy

Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop. If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the class.

Checks should be made payable to “Clemson University” and mailed with the invoice number and/or a copy of your invoice to:

Clemson University
202 Hugo Dr.
Clemson, SC 29634

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $35 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

If you have questions regarding workshop registration please email Summer Chandler or call 864-656-4183.