Safety is a core value of Carolinas AGC, and we support our members in accomplishing their individual safety goals. Carolinas AGC provides professional expertise, creative solutions, value added resources and safety and health training to give you the competitive advantage and help foster sound safety programs.

  • Certified Instructors known throughout the region for their expertise, hands-on experience, and familiarity with the construction industry's most pressing issues.
  • Safety Courses offered offered in-person, online, and on-site regularly throughout the year.
  • Curriculum that is kept current on new standards and compliance regulations.
  • Safety Recognition Programs, such as the Carolina Building Star, a voluntary program recognizing construction worksites and/or companies that have demonstrated top-tier safety and health programs.
  • Local and national safety award programs, including the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) and the National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) that recognizes contractor members for their excellence in safety.

Offered - DOT

Delivery Method Legend:

OnlineOnline ClassroomClassroom (Open) In HouseIn-House (Private)
In-House training where and when you need it!
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SCDOT Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control - Supervisor

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 3 days

Three-day course designed for contractors and subcontractors performing roadway work under contract with SCDOT who need to meet mandatory work zone traffic control training requirements. This course covers traffic control plan reading and development, positive protection, work zone capacity, night work, and inspection. Part 6 of the MUTCD and SCDOT "Roadway Standard Drawings" are used. Participants will be tested at the conclusion of the workshop for SCDOT Work Zone Supervisor certificate.

Recommended for:

Any employee whose job duty responsibilities impact or involve any of or all of the components of a Transportation Management Plan (TMP) including:

  • Supervision of field installation, maintenance and removal of any or all components of the TMP
  • Design & development of revisions to an existing TMP
  • Design and development of a new or alternate TMP
  • Any decision-making responsibilities regarding the TMP
SCDOT requires these employees successfully complete an Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control Training Program that include a primary component, "Temporary Traffic Control Plan" and the secondary components, "Transportation Operations", and "Public Information Plan".
* A refresher course will be mandated every 5 years.

You will learn about 
  • Crash Statistics
  • Parts of a Temporary Traffic Control Zone
  • Tapers
  • Temporary Traffic Control Devices
  • Mobile Operations & Flagging
  • Worker & Equipment Safety
  • Work Zone Issues & Minimizing Litigation
  • Inspections & Maintenance
  • MUTCD Part 6
  • Intersections & Lane Closures 
  • Freeways & Expressways & Detours
  • Traffic Control Planning
  • SCDOT Standard Drawings

SCDOT Basic Work Zone Traffic Control

Classroom TrainingIn House

SCDOT has implemented new, recommended Basic Work Zone Traffic Control Training Requirements for all contractors and subcontractors performing roadway work under contract with the South Carolina Department of Transportation effective 9/1/2013.

Recommended for:
Employees whose job duties do not directly include supervision, design or development of the Transportation Management Plan (TMP), but for those employees whose job duties place them on the job site within the highway rights-of-way within 30 feet or less of a travel lane open to traffic.

You will learn about:

  • Basics of work zone traffic control
  • Liability and risk
  • Work zone types, duration and component parts
  • Traffic control devices
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Flagging operations

SCDOT & NCDOT Dual Flagger Person Certification

Classroom TrainingIn House

This class will train and certify flaggers per NCDOT & SCDOT requirements to provide safe passage of traffic through and around road construction and maintenance work zones.
Each participant passing the exam at the end of the course will receive both a NCDOT and SCDOT certified flagger card. 

Recommended for:

Construction work zone flaggers in both one and two-person flagging operations. All attendees receive dual NCDOT & SCDOT certification upon successful course completion.

You will learn about:
Thorough understanding of flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment including

  • Flagging equipment
  • Hand signaling devices
  • Daytime & nighttime high visibility safety apparel
  • Proper flagger positioning
  • Stopping, slowing and releasing traffic

Method of One-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Control:

  • Single flagger
  • Two flagger
  • Pilot car
  • Official car

Urgent Situations:

  • Dealing with emergency vehicles
  • Traffic accidents
  • Dealing with hostile individuals


SCDOT Flagger Instructor Certification

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 1 day
Prerequisite: Advanced/Supervisor Work Zone Traffic Control

This one day course will prepare Traffic Control Supervisors to be able to teach the 4-hour flagger course to employees who work within a work zone. In addition to fundamentals and basic concepts of work zone traffic control and flagging, participants will perform a practical training exercise on techniques and actual flagging procedures under different work zone scenarios and configurations.

Recommended for:
This course is ONLY available to anyone who has successfully completed an Advanced/Supervisor Work Zone Traffic Control Course from one of the following entities, from any state:

  • Any AGC Chapter
  • National Safety Council
  • ITRE

Offered - OSHA

OSHA Trench & Excavation + Hands on Soil Analysis Competent Person

Classroom TrainingIn House

Length: 1 day

​Take the same course that has been used to train OSHA compliance officers for the past 25 years! This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Did you know? The fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than the rate for general construction which means more workers are killed or seriously injured in excavations than any other phase of construction work.

Recommended for:
Intended for construction, utility workers, supervisors, or anyone working in or around trenches and other types of excavations that may be designated as a "Competent Person". This 8-hour course instructs the student in the identifi cation of hazards, soils and analysis, use of protective systems and regulatory requirements.

About this event:

Students are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and un-shored slopes and walls of excavations. Excavation is the most dangerous of all construction operations. More workers are killed or seriously injured in and around excavations than in other phases of construction work, and that's why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a competent person to oversee all excavation and trenching jobsites. The competent person must have specific training in, and be knowledgeable about, soil analysis, the use of protective systems, and the requirements of OSHA Subpart P.

You will:
Gain the knowledge required to be designated by you employer as a "Competent Person." during trench and excavation operations.

Topics will include:

  • OSHA subpart P
  • Pre-evacuation procedures
  • trenching and shoring methods
  • soil classification
  • equipment ventilation
  • entry/exit procedure
  • monitoring and communications

OSHA Scaffolding Competent Person

Classroom TrainingIn House


The Scaffold Competent Person Safety Course is designed to provide the necessary information needed to comply with the Competent Person training requirements as described in OSHA 1926 Subpart L regulations for Scaffolds. OSHA requires that every scaffold being inspected, erected, altered, or dismantled must be done by or under the supervision of a competent person.

Recommended for:
This course is recommended for Scaffold Erectors/Workers, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Project Managers, Foremen, Safety Managers and other supervisory, management or key personnel responsible for supervising or managing scaffold related activities on construction, renovation & maintenance projects.

You will:
Gain the knowledge required to be designated by you employer as a "Competent Person." during scaffolding operations.

Topics will include:
The course includes an in depth review of the Subpart L Scaffold regulations for various scaffolds including Tubular Welded Frame Scaffolds, Systems Scaffolds and Tube & Coupler Scaffolds. The course also includes a short hands-on practical exercise to familiarize participants with basic scaffold erection procedures. Our course is presented in a fun and easy to understand format that engages the participants.


Tony JordanI have taken several safety classes this year in various locations. I was totally blown away and extremely happy with your team in giving the one day Fall Protection class. The two gentlemen from AGC who taught the class were so prepared and engaging with the class. The materials and lectures from both kept it a fun experience. I will be sharing the things I have learned in the class with my company employees today.

Tony Jordan, MCM
Executive Director
CIC Construction Group USA, LLC 
Questions about Safety Courses? Contact Jacob Garmon | (704) 372-1450 ext. 5222