The North Texas Chapter of the National Utility Contractor Association (NUCA) announced that it will hold its annual Live Trench Training this year on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., with 300 attendees expected. The event will be held outside at Bob Jones Park in Southlake, Texas, located at 3901 N. White Chapel Blvd.
The event opens for registration and morning coffee at 7 a.m. The training kicks off at 8:10 a.m. with a welcome from NUCA North Texas. Attendees, separated into eight groups, will then rotate through eight different trench training stations from 8:50 a.m. until 11:40 a.m. The stations will include: underground utility locates, sloping and benching, trench shields, shoring systems, trenchless technology, confined space entry, horizontal boring and rescue simulation. Industry and OSHA professionals will provide the trainings and answer questions; attendees may choose English or Spanish instruction. Personal protection equipment (PPE) is required, including hard hats, safety glasses, vests and closed toe shoes. After the training, lunch will be served.
“We’re looking forward to another great event,” said Bree Wink, board president of NUCA North Texas. “Our industry professionals come back to this important Trench Training year after year, to learn new safety skills and get refreshed on existing areas of expertise.”
Presenting sponsors for the event are Bank of Texas, Frost Bank, National Trench Safety, PCL Bonds, United Rentals Trench Safety and US Shoring & Equipment. The lunch sponsor is NTX Contractor; silver sponsor is Core & Main; the station sponsors are US Shoring & Equipment and Standard Utility Construction; and in-kind sponsors are Dallas Lite & Barricade, National Trench Safety and John Burns Construction.