Excavation Miss Utility Class

Excavation Miss Utility Class

This class is provided for supervisors or employees who are or who may be tasked with responsibility as the “competent person.”

This class combines a thorough review of topics required to understand the responsibilities of safe excavation and a review of the excavator’s responsibilities under the Virginia Underground Damage Prevention Act.

Topics of Excavation include:

  • Excavation/Trench Hazards
  • Definitions
  • Competent Person
  • Specific Requirements
  • Protective Systems
  • Soil Classifications (Appendix A)
  • Protective Systems (Appendix B,C,D & F)


Topics of the Miss Utility section include:

  • Excavation/Trench Hazards
  • Definitions
  • Responsibilities of Excavator
  • Positive Response System
  • Web Ticket Entry
  • Notification and Response Codes
  • Understanding the Miss Utility Law

Upcoming Classes

 Classes to be announced.