Excavations / Trenching Program - ISNetworld RAVS Section - US

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Excavations / Trenching Program - ISNetworld RAVS Section - US

This Excavations / Trenching Program (ISNetworld® RAVS®* Section), in addition to being a complete and functioning written safety program (chapter), it also contains all the required text elements that are sought by the ISNetworld RAVS® (Review And Verification Service) reviewer. This plan has been previously submitted and has achieved a 100% approval rating for our clients.

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You are downloading a MicroSoft® Word document file to your computer that is completely editable: 

  • Excavations / Trenching Program:
  • Approximate Word Count: 2,530
  • Approximate Number of Pages: 7
  • Page Reference Answers to RAVS Reviewer’s Questions: 8 

 You will also receive instructions for a simple two-step process to place your company name and safety person's name throughout this word document to conform it to your company. Please review, and feel free to alter or add to it as you wish with any specific company information or safety policies that you may already have.

The first two pages of the document are guidelines for conforming this safety manual section, an index for completing the RAVS® questionnaire (with all page references), and uploading the section.

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An excerpt from ISNetworld® RAVS®* Safety plan Excavations / Trenching Program

Prior to Starting Work

Excavation work whether it be pit excavations, or trenching is required to be assessed first by a competent person.  The RSO, Replace with Safety Person’s Name has on file who is qualified and designated as competent persons for excavation.  Unlike some other types of works, excavation work relies to a great extent on having almost continuous supervision by a competent person at all stages of progress. Before starting work, a competent person must make a hazard assessment, or Excavation Safety Plan of the area to be worked.  This includes the following:

       Understand the nature of the area to be worked.  Areas to be worked have

      normal characteristics that require action, and may have unusual characteristics

      that may require additional precautions when working, such as:

       Underground utilities:  Before any work is performed, a complete location survey

      of underground utilities shall be performed.  Typically, most states have a “one

      call” system which coordinates all utilities in a given area.  This notwithstanding,

      it’s the competent person’s responsibility to determine that all utilities have either

      marked or confirmed there are no underground lines present before any

excavation work starts.  [1]  

 When utility companies or owners cannot respond to a request to locate underground utility

installations within 24 hours, or cannot establish exact location of these installations, Replace with Company Name’s employees may proceed, provided we do so with caution and provided detection equipment or other acceptable means to locate utility installations are used.  Any underground utilities exposed by our work shall be protected from physical damage and hazardous contact with workers.