When

July 10, 2020

Time

7:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Location

Online - Course

Contact Hours

4

Description

This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day.  Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments.  Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.

This course covers basic set up of a backhoe work zone, covering cones, barricades, caution tape and other barriers; positioning of essential and non-essential equipment and the declaring of minimum distances for separating machinery and pedestrians.

The course also covers excavation issues including utility location, shoring for backhoe proximity, inclines, surface stability, safe backhoe travel areas and cave-in prevention.

Agenda

Excavating and Trenching Modules

MODULE 1: Work Zone Set-Up

MODULE 2: Underground Utility Locates and Hazards

MODULE 3: Backhoe & Excavator Operations Safety

MODULE 4: Cave-in Prevention

Instructor

Walter C. Catlett

Mr. Catlett brings over 25 years of experience in urban drainage and stormwater management.  As a member of the American Concrete Pipe Association, he has designed, specified, manufactured and installed both flexible and rigid pipe systems. He provides education and technical assistance on proper installation of storm drainage products to contractors, consultants, local agencies and state DOTs.  He serves on Virginia’s Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) Advisory Board. He also serves on the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s Research Advisory Council. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.  Mr. Catlett served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army Reserves for a combined 30 years.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who operates machinery for excavation; plans and sets up a temporary work zone for excavating purposes, utility workers, public works personnel

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Tribes: Free
Local Government: $25.00
State/Federal: $45.00
Private Industry: $100.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

Don't have access to a computer?
to get a paper registration form (PDF). Print it out, complete it, and email, mail or FAX it to our office following the instructions on the form. Include your check or government purchase order with your registration form. Please note that emailed or faxed-in registration forms will be considered as a "provisional booking" until payment is received. For more information, call our office at (434) 982-2897, fax at (434) 982-2856 or email uva-tta@virginia.edu