Important Notices & Accommodations

Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

This program is primarily for firms that excavate deeper than 1.2 metres (4 ft). Emphasis is placed on soil types, legislation, and emergency work.


Program Content

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Review of legislation
  • Emergency work
  • Determining soil types
  • Approved shoring/trenching boxes
  • Public safety
  • Use of heavy equipment
  • Locates
  • Underground hazards
  • Work area protection
  • High/low pressure gas mains

Who Should Attend?

Staff and supervisors involved in trenching and shoring.



There are no prerequisites for this course.


Learning Evaluation

To obtain a certificate of completion for this program from IHSA, a participant must be present for the program and take part in a series of learning activities which include both classroom discussion and worksheets.


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.


Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
1/2 Day
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Apr 10, 2024 - To: Nov 13, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E105977Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness4/10/2024 8:00:00 AMSault Ste. MarieSault Ste. Marie Construction Association Register
E108492Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness4/22/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E109676Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness4/23/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E109001Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness5/7/2024 8:00:00 AMBellevilleBest Western Belleville Register
E108583Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness5/24/2024 8:00:00 AMKingstonKingston Construction Association Register
E108575Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness5/27/2024 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E108446Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness5/30/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E109570Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness6/14/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E107456Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness6/26/2024 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E109008Trenching Safety Hazard Awareness11/13/2024 8:00:00 AMBellevilleBest Western Belleville Register