It is the responsibility of all employees who work on, in or around excavations to follow the
procedures and required paperwork as defined in this program. Attend the required training
and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Following you company’s excavation and trenching safety rules
- Never enter a vertical-sided trench unless it is less then 5’ deep and you get permission from your supervisor
- Never enter a trench unless it is laid back, shielded, boxed, or in solid rock
- If a trench box is used, never leave its protection while in the trench