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AND EXCAVATION CHECKLIST
OR EXCAVATION, THE COMPETENT PERSON SHOULD:
Check soil conditions or other material to be excavated.
Check proximity to utilities, buildings and sources of vibrations
Check with owners of utilities, service or transmission piping, etc., and
shutdown or relocation of facilities if necessary.
Call excavation hotlines and
make sure that your UCC #'s are current.
Check for previously disturbed soil.
Check for trees, boulders or other hazards.
Check adequacy and availability of all equipment, including personal
gear, shoring materials, signs, barricades and machinery.
Check for changing ground conditions particularly after rains.
Check for possible oxygen deficiency or gaseous conditions.
Check adequacy of shoring and or sloping as work progresses.
Check for maintenance of entrance and exit methods.
Check all sheeting, bracing, shoring and underpinning.
Check for changes in vehicular and machinery operational patterns
Check sloping of banks, sides and walls in relation to depth of cut,
content of soil and vibration.
Check entrance and exit methods
Check location of heavy equipment, power shovels, derricks and trucks.
Check that excavated material is two feet or more from the edge of the
Check the adequacy of portable trench boxes or trench shields, if used.
Check for correct positioning of cross braces or trench jacks to prevent
falling or kickouts.
WHEN EXCAVATING, THINK BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER.
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