The Competent Person and Soil Classification program focuses on competent person and soil testing. If you have been around construction or public works for any length of time, you know that working around trenches can be dangerous. A person buried under only a couple of feet of soil can experience enough pressure to the chest to prevent the lungs from expanding causing suffocation. Heavier soil and boulders can crush us in an instant. Of course we must remember that the average cave-in can drop five yards or soil or more. That's 13,500 pounds of dirt! How quickly can your co-workers dig through five or more yards of dirt to find you? Survival is unlikely. REMEMBER: WHILE WORKING IN TRENCHES AND EXCAVATIONS, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM FOR RISK-TAKING. ANY CONDITION YOU IGNORE OR OVERLOOK CAN BE FATAL!
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