Trenching & Excavation


Trenching and excavation work presents serious hazards to all workers involved. 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.

What You'll Learn

The primary goal of this course is to teach workers safe procedures for working in and around a trench environment on a construction site. The user will learn:

  • How to identify possible excavation and trenching hazards
  • How to respond to an excavation or trenching emergency
  • Practice proper safety procedures
  • See the consequences of improper actions
  • The role of the competent person
  • How to test a trench for low oxygen levels

The Excavation & Trenching simulation is ideal for employees or supervisors who work in or around trenches on construction sites.

Simulation Specs

Categories: Construction Industry

Simulation Length: 10-15 minutes

Languages : English & Spanish

Headset Availability:

We can deploy our training to most major headsets on the market. Here are a few of our most requested.

  • Oculus Quest 2
  • Pico Neo 3
  • HTC Vive Focus 3