This online Ground Disturbance course was created for a variety of leaders and employees who will encounter ground disturbance, whether that be planning or development, this course will have you covered.
This course is endorsed by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA).This online Ground Disturbance course is endorsed by Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) and was created for a variety of leaders and employees who will encounter ground disturbance, whether that be planning or development, this course will have you covered.
After completing this ground disturbance 201 online training course, you should be able to:
Recognize and define ground disturbance
Identify hazards surrounding ground disturbance
Understand which permits and agreements are required and when
Find and identify underground facilities
Understand ground disturbance regulations
Acknowledger owners responsibility
Understand safety requirements
This Ground Disturbance 201 course contains the same course content and examination criteria as a classroom delivered course that has been endorsed to the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) Ground Disturbance 201 Standard.
Module A: 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 B: 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 C: 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 D: 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
This course takes approximately 420 minutes to complete
Course Pass Mark
A passing grade of 80% or higher required. Up to 3 attempts are provided.
A certificate will be provided upon the successful completion of this course.