Chapter 2 - Excavation, Trenching, Manholes & Backfilling
This program covers trenching, bedding, backfilling, dealing with manholes, dewatering and tie-ins.
COURSE OVERVIEW -- Click here for COURSE SAMPLE
. This sample video includes information on all three Pipelayer Installation Training chapters.
Pipe laying is a competitive, high-production business. An efficient crew can help your company to win more bids and get more jobs. To reach this level of performance, teamwork is critical.
The Pipe Layer Installation training program from VISTA and the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) covers the fundamentals of water and sewer pipe installation using modern equipment and technologies. These programs can help your crews to work together safely and productively.
COURSE CONTENTS: Pipelayer Installation Training: Chapter 3 V2.0.0
Overview (5 pages): This lesson provides an overview of Chapter 3, which provides detailed information about working with pipes.
Introduction (3 pages): This lesson provides an overview of pipe types.
Safety (17 pages): This lesson provides an overview of safety precautions when working near utilities and excavation areas, the importance of wearing PPE, personal safety precautions, silica hazards, asbestos hazards, use of material safety data sheets, tool safety, and rigging safety.
General Considerations (52 pages): This lesson discusses the universal considerations of working with pipe. Topics include:
• Definitions and descriptions
• Tips when working with pipes
• Gasket installation
• Connecting pipes
• Joining pipes
• Importance of measuring
• Inspecting pipes
• Setting pipes
• End of workday activities
• Working with valves and tie-ins
• Tapping a water main
PVC Pipe (10 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with PVC pipes, including typical applications, how to unload and store, how to protect the pipe, and how to install, cut, and join.
Ductile Iron Pipe (16 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with ductile iron pipes, including typical applications, how to unload, how to repair, how to protect the pipe, how to install, cut, and join, mechanical joint and restrained joint descriptions and assemblies, and hydrant installation.
Concrete Pipe (10 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with concrete pipes, including typical applications, how to unload, how to repair, how to protect the pipe, how to install, cut, and join, and how to connect to a manhole.
Concrete Pressure Pipe (15 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with concrete pressure pipes, including typical applications, pipe design, how to lift, sequential unloading, pipe marking descriptions, how to install and join, deflection, and fittings and taps installation.
Polyethylene (PE) Pipe (17 pages): This lesson provides useful information when working with PE pipes (solid wall pressure and corrugated non-pressure), including typical applications, how to unload, how to protect the pipe, how to install, cut, and join, and how to connect to a manhole.
Certificate of Completion
Each trainee can print out a personalized certificate of completion.
Recommended Prerequisite(s): Heavy Equipment - Intro & Safety, Heavy Equipment - Pre-Use Inspection
Estimated Length of Training Program (each chapter): 1-1.5 hours + final test
Number of test Questions: 14 for Chapter 2 (there are three separate courses or chapters)
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes, with person's name, date and test score
Incorrect Question Feedback report: No
Immediate online delivery for one person - viewable for up to 60 days
Note for Pipelayer Library customers - Courses don't expire as long as subscription is kept active (12 month minimum). Provides self-study for 1-10 people (more available) or trainer can project onto a screen for classroom training (~1-2 hours of training per chapter - 12-month minimum library includes 3 chapters plus a bonus excavation safety course).