Ground Disturbance Awareness Online

In this online ground disturbance course, you will learn all of the rules and regulations surrounding ground disturbance, the responsibilities of everyone involved, and the hazards surrounding it.

Course Overview

This Ground Disturbance Awareness course is targeted towards those individuals that are implementing ground disturbance at work. Taking this ground disturbance awareness online training will ensure that you have the proper tools you need to work safely. After completing this ground disturbance training course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize and define ground disturbance
  • Understand terms associated with ground disturbance
  • Comment on the importance of ground disturbance rules and regulations
  • Identify all parties involved with ground disturbance
  • Highlight required permits and agreements
  • Locate underground facilities
  • Understand the dangers surrounding underground facilities
  • Identify how to prevent and stay ahead of incidents related to ground disturbance

Course Topics

Module 1, Definitions

  • Defining ground disturbance
  • Common words and terms related to ground disturbance

Module 2 , Regulations and Responsibilities

  • Regulations that apply to ground disturbance
  • Penalties for contravention of regulations
  • Responsibilities of each party involved in a ground disturbance

Module 3 , Approvals, Permits, and Agreements

  • Types of ground disturbance permits
  • Commonly used ground disturbance agreements
  • Circumstances that may impact the ground disturbance permits and agreements required

Module 4 , Stages of Ground Disturbance

  • Techniques for locating existing underground facilities
  • Procedures for marking underground facilities
  • Exposure processes for underground facilities
  • Backfill responsibilities

Module 5 , Underground Facility Contact

  • Common causes and potential consequences of underground facility contact
  • Strategies for contact prevention and preparation
  • What constitutes contact with an underground facility and the procedures to follow if contact is made