Competent Person Trench Safety Training is designed for job managers, foremen, superintendents, and any personnel involved in underground projects.

According to DSPS regulations, every excavation must have a designated Qualified/Competent Person to manage the safety aspects of the site. To properly carry out Qualified/Competent Person responsibilities, this individual must have training in, and knowledge of, soil analysis, the use of protective systems, and the requirements of the regulations.

Additional responsibilities include identifying existing and predictable hazards in the work environment and possessing the authority to take prompt corrective action.

Training topics include:

  • Introduction to trench safety
  • The excavation regulations
  • Competent person responsibilities
  • Sloping, shoring, and shielding guidelines
  • Protective systems options
  • Soil analysis
  • Job planning

This important training is sponsored by the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation and Community Insurance Corporation, in cooperation with United Rentals.

Please see below for event details and registration instructions. As a result of limited capacity, each member organization can send up to three (3) employees to the training. We will close registration once capacity has been met - please be sure to register as soon as possible.
Training Details
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Hotel Mead & Conference Center | 451 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Cost: No cost for County Mutual & Community Insurance Corporation members

Registration: To register, click the REGISTER NOW button below. There is a limit of three (3) employees from each organization

Light morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Attendees will receive a course completion certificate/wallet card.
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