Workers should receive instruction on the hazards associated with trenching and excavation, controls necessary and emergency response. Participants in the COR® Program must ensure that those involved in trenching activities complete a formal trenching and excavation training course that has been reviewed and approved by the NLCSA.
To ensure the safety of workers in and around a trench or excavation, training appropriate to the hazard will be required. This might include certification in Traffic Control, Power Line Hazards, Confined Space Entry, WHMIS 2015 etc.
In addition to the legislative training, workers must receive training on the specific equipment that they may be required to use and task specific procedures.