Advanced Trench Rescue Shoring Symposium

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Course Description

This 50 hour, advanced trench/excavation shoring, symposium consists of 15 hours of intense didactics and 35 hours of hands on training and destructive testing of shoring components and systems. This course is designed for trench rescue team decision makers and trench rescue instructors. NFPA Trench Technician certification is a prerequisite.

Classroom didactics will prepare the participant for guided experimental learning:

  1. Review and implementation of trench rescue shoring strategies and tactics
  2. Identification of common collapse patterns and void shoring options
  3. Calculating soil forces
  4. Trench rescue shoring system analysis
  5. Decision making and shoring implementation procedures

Hands on training will include:

  1. Trench assessment and shoring size up
  2. Shoring team and panel team operations
  3. Shoring void areas of partially collapsed trench walls
  4. End wall shoring options
  5. Deep excavation shoring with rakers
  6. Supplemental shoring with raker shores
  7. Intersecting trench shoring
  8. Shoring angled trench walls
  9. Extreme soil condition shoring options

Destructive Testing:
Students will learn the purpose and scope of Type 1 and Type 2 rescue shoring tests and will participate in the implementation and collection of data for several trench res-cue shoring destructive testing experiments.

The cost of this 5 day training is $750 per student.
For more information, please contact: Aaron Osburn at