Excavation is the most dangerous of all construction operations. More workers are killed or seriously injured in and around excavations than in other phases of construction work, and that’s why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a competent person to oversee all excavations and trenching job sites. The competent person must have specific training in, and be knowledgeable about, soil analysis, the use of protective systems, and the requirements of OSHA Subpart P.

NUCA’s Excavation Safety Competent Person Training program helps contractors train competent people and workers. Although the responsibility for designating a competent person is the contractor’s sole responsibility, this program is designed to simplify the task by providing participants with the information and training needed to become a competent person.

The program includes:

  • The scope and application of Subpart P—Excavation Standard
  • Definitions
  • General requirements
  • Requirements for protective systems
  • Soil classification
  • Handling an OSHA inspection.

Each participant receives a training manual that includes a complete copy of the Excavation Standard.

This course is delivered in one (1) eight-hour day.

Millions of employees who enter confined spaces face a significant risk of injury or death each year. Many of these same employees do not recognize that they may be facing serious unforeseen hazards by working in a confined space.

NUCA’s Confined Space Entry course is intended to provide construction managers, competent persons, and workers with basic information regarding entry into confined spaces. Its purpose is to create an awareness of the hazards associated with confined spaces and to provide managers with the basic information necessary to establish a confined space entry program. Every confined space is unique. Therefore, each confined space must be carefully evaluated, and hazards must be eliminated or controlled before a confined space entry supervisor issues an entry permit.

This course is delivered in one (1) eight-hour day.

Today’s leaders face a complex and challenging workforce, and having a capable leader is essential to the success of any team. This module introduces the trainee to the principles of leadership. Trainees will learn about.

  • The construction industry today
  • Business organizations
  • Team building
  • Gender and minority issues
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision making
  • Safety
  • Project control

This course is delivered in two (2) eight-hour days. A split plan is available where one eight-hour day is completed, and the balance of training is completed within thirty (30) days.


  • Build Your Future in Construction.
  • Basic Safety (Construction Site Safety Orientation)
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Introduction to Basic Rigging
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Materials Handling

This course is delivered over ninety (90) hours of instructional and hands classroom time.  It can be broken up into two (2) forty-five (45) hour weeks or chunked into sections to meet your scheduling needs.



  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Heavy Equipment Safety
  • Identification of Heavy Equipment
  • Basic Operation Techniques
  • Utility Tractors
  • Grades
  • Vertical-Mast Sit Down Counterbalance Forklifts

This course is delivered over ninety-three (93) hours of instructional and hands classroom time.  It can be broken up into two (2) forty-seven (47) hour weeks or chunked into sections to meet your scheduling needs.

Safety Training & Consulting offers instructor and facilitator-led courses in a wide variety of areas. We take lots of pride in the work our team does to ensure all students receive the best possible training.

Well-trained employees work safer, are more productive, and cost less than those who aren’t. Safety is at the core of all of our courses whether it be OSHA, MSHA, Mobile Equipment, AHA®, Emergency or Medical Response, DOT, or Cranes & Material Handling.

  1. If you are looking for course dates, please view the course calendar here.
  2. If you would like to schedule a class for your company, please view scheduling form here.


STC requires five business days’ notice for cancellation prior to course date. If this cancellation policy is not met, payment for the full course will be due. Please expect to receive an invoice.

If you have provided five working days’ notice and have prepaid for a course, you can register into the next available course or receive a full refund.

STC is sometimes forced to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other reasons. Thank you for your understanding

If you feel you have not received quality training in the past or need to enhance your existing training program, give Safety Training & Consulting a call at 1.877.782.2670.