Excavation safety procedures – Click Before You Dig


Construction season is slowly starting and, with an abundance of moisture so far this year, more care is required when preparing to excavate or trench on site.

MHCA WORKSAFELY® offers a training course for our industry on safe excavations and trenching. This course deals with awareness of the hazards of excavations and Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health regulatory requirements of contractors, including:

  • Permitting and registration requirements
  • The Manitoba Excavation and Trenching Guideline
  • Click Before You Dig
  • Manitoba Hydro procedures for soft digging and directional drilling

This course will be available on-line. To enroll in the safe excavations and trenching course, please contact Kristen Ranson (Kristen@mhca.mb.ca). If you have any questions regarding excavation and trenching safety, please contact your regional advisor.