RES500 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course is designed to educate students about the hazards of rescuing personnel from excavated trenches and to provide hands-on training in methods for the safe rescue of injured workers.

This course follows all aspects of OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P Excavations.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) certified through the International Association for Continuing Education & Training.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • Excavation safety per OSHA 29 CFR 1926 subpart P
  • Hydraulic Shoring
  • ICS for trench rescue
  • Soil analysis and mechanics
  • Soil Classifications
  • Trench dynamics
  • Trench rescue operations

Suggested Audience

All emergency response personnel

Other Information

Course dates and fees are subject to change without notice.

Due to the nature of the training, a physical examination and fit test is recommended prior to enrolling in this course. Courses will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day of class unless other arrangements have been made.


  • Helmet
  • Leather gloves
  • Shoes with ankle support
  • Eye protection


  • Register online or use our registration form, fill it out, print it, and fax it to (979) 458-4368.
  • Fees must be paid prior to or on the first day of class unless other arrangements have been made.
  • Fees do not include lodging or meals.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-5635


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