This course is approved and recognized by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA)

This NEW, ABCGA APPROVED Ground Disturbance 201 Online course is valid for any Worker or Supervisor who requires Ground Disturbance training (level 201). ABCGA Approved (via Astec Safety)!

Upon successful completion of this Ground Disturbance for Supervisors Training course you should be able to recognize and explain ground disturbance; describe how to detect and classify underground facilities; understand relevant regulations with ground disturbance; explain the risks of ground disturbance; select what permits and agreements may be required; identify the responsibilities for ground disturbers; and clearly identify safety requirements for Ground Disturbance.

This, NEWLY released Ground Disturbance Online course is APPROVED and recognized by the ABCGA (Alberta Common Ground Alliance). The certificate holds the ABCGA logo of recognition.

This Online Ground Disturbance for Supervisors 201 Course Covers:

Module 1: Damage Prevention

The importance of damage prevention
Buried facility damage and its consequences
The responsibilities of stakeholders involved in damage prevention and ground disturbance
Damage prevention legislation, organizations, and publications
The need for standardized damage prevention and ground disturbance training

Module 2: Ground Disturbance Planning

The definition of ground disturbance
The importance of codes of practice in terms of ground disturbance
The importance of and requirements for hazard assessments and emergency response plans
The various approvals required for ground disturbance
The various agreements related to ground disturbance
Onsite supervision responsibilities for all parties involved in a ground disturbance

Module 3: Preparing for a Ground Disturbance

The requirements for conducting a search for buried facilities
The notification process and the requirements of those involved
The responsibilities and requirements for requesting locates and locating buried facilities
The different types of locate marks and outline marking requirements
Hand expose zones according to regulatory and industry requirements
Pre-job meetings and what they should entail

Module 4: The Execution and Completion of a Ground Disturbance

How to use a ground disturbance permit
Tailgate meetings and how to conduct them
Proper hand exposure techniques
Proper excavation and backfilling procedures
Damage management, incident reporting, and investigation requirements



5 Hours


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