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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
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