Ground Disturbance Awareness Online

This online course is intended for employees who will need to understand and implement any kind of ground disturbance.

Course Overview

This Ground Disturbance Awareness course is designed for employees who are or will be required to understand and implement any kind of ground disturbance. Taking this ground disturbance awareness online training will ensure that you have the proper tools you need to work safely. Upon successful completion of this ground disturbance training course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and define ground disturbance
  • Define common ground disturbance terms
  • Explain the importance of ground disturbance legislation and regulations
  • Describe the responsibilities of parties involved in ground disturbance
  • Recognize when permits and agreements will be required
  • Describe how to locate and identify underground facilities
  • Identify common causes and consequences of underground facility contact
  • Describe safety requirements to prevent and prepare for contact

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