No, I'm seeing this from a different standpoint. Unfortunately, this is not common, it's an airway and you're rightfully worried and I respect that about your practice.
The stoma (hole where the trach is), by now is patent, you have an airway to suction if needed. Should some crazy thing happen and the stoma suddenly closes (which it will not, I promise)... you insert a nasopharageal airway. Suction through that.
A patient at this point is only getting suctioned about every 4 or more hours, has the ability to expectorate their secretions on their own and is ready to progress!!!! That's wonderful.
They have already have the trach capped, maybe a pasey miur valve to speak and they are ready to have the stoma covered with a 4x4 and recover to the next step.
Unless you are suctioning frequently... it is SAFE. You can always pass a thin suction catheter through the stoma to clear secretions.... you don't need Resperatory at the bedside waiting to intubate... they are stable, and you have not one, but TWO airways, the stoma hole and NT suction.
This is not a check off, this is not a BON cert. Just pull the tube, suction prior and monitor. I promise it's that simple. If you work nights and there is no back up, and no one, no one on your unit has ever done it, I understand. But pulling a trach is simply deflating the cuff and pulling down like you change an innercannula.
I understand your worry, but others here may have led you astray. Just my humble food for thought. Take it for what it's worth.