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Site Preparation

Site Preparation includes demolition, wrecking buildings, clearing buildings, blasting, test drilling, landfill, leveling, and more. Site preparation is done to remove obstructions to make the rest of the job easy.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Site Preparation regulations fall under 29 CFR 1926 Safety and Health Regulations for Construction.

Government Requirements:
29 CFR 1926
29 CFR 1926.604

Who Needs this Training?
Workers who perform site clearing practices and use heavy machinery to do so must be trained in safe operations. Any workers who perform acts of demolition, site clearing, site surveying, or other processes must receive training.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
All employees who use or are exposed to the hazards presented by site clearing must be trained. If training is not given or administered to employees, employees may experience injuries and fatalities because of unsafe work methods due to the lack of training.

Included Topics:
By the end of this course, we will have covered the following topics:
Introduction – 0:19
Topic 1: Introduction to Site Prep – 1:45
Topic 2: Site Preparation Safety – 3:23
Topic 3: Site Investigation – 6:33
Topic 4: Soil Testing – 4:00
Topic 5: Underground Utilities – 1:46
Topic 6: Site Plan Design – 1:11
Topic 7: Site Clearing – 2:33
Topic 8: Excavation and Trenching – 1:54
Topic 9: Oil and Gas – 1:29
Summary – 0:21

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 30 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.