Safety, Education & Training Classes
Education is our top priority! Learning and knowledge are the keys to success and NUCA offers members educational resources that are relevant, up-to-date, high quality, accessible, and affordable.
As a member you can access webinars, toolbox talks, and training materials. We regularly offer classes to both members and non-members alike to improve the level of knowledge throught the excavating community.
Essential Skills for Crew Leaders
Utility and excavation projects get done most efficiently if workers are divided into crews with a common purpose.
When a crew is formed to tackle a particular job, one person is appointed as the leader. This person is usually an experienced professional with demonstrated and exceptional leadership qualities. But an effective crew leader must have specific job skills to run a crew.
NUCA’s Essential Skills for Crew Leaders Training is a two-day, intensive course that trains workers to be effective leaders and communicators so they can provide clear direction to your crew, and plan and schedule the crew’s work to maximize safety, production, and profit.nd profit.
Dig Safe Certification Class
Are you & your employees RCW 19.122 compliant?
NUCA’s “Dig-Safe Certification Program” provides training to contractors, excavators, landscapers, public works employees – anyone working with or around pipelines and underground utilities – to perform best digging practices adhering to Washington Call Before You Dig Law (RCW 19.122) that went into effect Jan 1, 2013. Students will receive a certificate and training ID good for 2 years.
Topics Covered Include
Definitions (as defined by WA RCW 19.122 & ID Title 55-2202)
Washington’s Call Before You Dig Law
Excavator & Facility Operator Duties
Underground Facility or Pipeline Damage
Safety Committee & Commission Authority
Damage Prevention & Best Practices
Previously taken an in person Dig Safe Class and looking for a refresher? Click here for an online version where you can review materials and take quizzes.
CPT - Competent Person Training
OSHA standards for trenching and excavation require that every jobsite have a "competent person" present at all times, who has knowledge of the OSHA standard and adequate field experience.
Class Instruction Topics include:
General Requirements, Soil Classification Methods, Tabulated Data, Site Evaluation,
Shoring requirements and equipment knowledge.
Class Fee: NUCA Member - $100 / Non-Member - $135
Class price includes breakfast, course materials, supporting course manual, and Certificate of Completion.
MPDES SWPPP Administrator & SWPPP Preparer Certification Class
CWT will be holding a two day certification course for contractors,
engineers, consultants, municipal staff, and those wanting to learn more
about erosion controls BMP's.
Learn the MPDES permit requirements for construction and learn new
techniques and BMP's. Get hands on experience with BMP's in the field.
Course will be held in-person & virtually via ZOOM.
Leadership At Lunch
Brad Humphrey leads us
through the leadership series
Addressing Our Current
These will be presented as a 20 minute Zoom interactive chat where you can eat lunch at your desk while gaining insight into leadership in our industry with "The Contractors Best Friend".
Starting Tuesday March 9th @ 12:00 PM
Session 1 - Thoroughbreds, Fence-Sitters & Carp
Session 2 - How to Effectively Lead the Thoroughbred
Session 3 - How to Effectively Lead the Fence-Sitter
Session 4 - How to Effectively Lead the Carp Worker
Session 5 - Final Tips to Lead Our Current Workforce
This lunchtime series will be FREE to NUCA Members Only and is sponsored by our valued Associate Member PayneWest Insurance
Thank you to our series sponsor
NUCA’s FREE “Toolbox Talks” hand-outs (a member-only beneﬁt) reinforce training and remind workers of jobsite hazards.
Access to the toolbox talks are available only to NUCA members on www.nuca.com. (click on Safety Services and then Toolbox Talks-Index) *Many are available in both English and Spanish*
One of the best ways to communicate safety information to employees and to prevent accidents at construction sites is through these important “Spotlight on Safety” toolbox talks. Ideally, contractors should hold safety discussions with their employees on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Toolbox talks reinforce company safety rules, warn of dangerous conditions, and describe safe procedures.