Ground Disturbance for Supervisors 201 Online Course
ABCGA approved training for ground disturbance personnel
This online course is designed for planners, managers, supervisors, and employees who are or will be required to develop, plan, and implement any kind of ground disturbance. Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to identify and define ground disturbance, describe the hazards of ground disturbance, decide what permits and agreements will be required, describe how to locate and identify underground facilities, describe regulations associated with ground disturbance; describe the responsibilities for owners and ground disturbers, and describe safety requirements.
This online Ground Disturbance for Supervisors course contains the same course content as a classroom delivered Ground Disturbance 201 course, which has been approved as meeting the content and delivery requirements of the “Ground Disturbance 201 Safety Training Standard” of the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA), formerly the Alberta Damage Prevention Council.
Whenever a new project breaks ground, workers are faced with a number of risks and regulations. More often than not—especially when heavy equipment is involved—provincial and national ground disturbance regulations will come into play, affecting safety standards and workplace procedures. That’s why ASTEC Safety Inc., in accordance with Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) standards, created this online Ground Disturbance 201 for Supervisors course.
ASTEC Safety is a provider of high quality safety training for businesses throughout Western Canada. This Ground Disturbance 201 for Supervisors course complies with provincial and national ground disturbance regulations as well as ABCGA recommendations for avoiding buried facility damage. The ABCGA, formerly the Alberta Damage Prevention Council, is an open-membership organization that’s mission is to improve safety standards for workers and members of the public while reducing industry’s environmental footprint.
Therefore, this course is designed for workers in any number of industries—including oil and gas, sewage, petroleum, construction, and energy—who may require special training in ground disturbance safety before beginning work. Whether you’re a job planner, site supervisor, manager, contractor, or employee, this course will familiarize you with the regulations and legislation that govern ground disturbance standards, including Occupational Health & Safety, the Alberta Pipeline Act, and Industry Recommended Practices. If you’re digging or working with buried facilities, learning the appropriate rules and safety principles will keep you compliant and improve worker safety.
Additionally this Ground Disturbance 201 for Supervisors course will teach you to identify ground disturbance scenarios and their associated hazards. By the end of this course, you will be familiar with earth moving activities where ground disturbance regulations come into play, including;
|✓ Excavating||✓ Plowing||✓ Drilling||✓ Backfilling||✓ Levelling||✓ Clearing||✓ Grading|
|✓ Blasting||✓ Stripping||✓ Tunnelling||✓ Trenching||✓ Quarrying||✓ Auguring|
This course takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete, and course delivery includes evaluation testing and supplemental print materials. A mark of 80% is required to pass, and, upon completion, participants will receive a downloadable certificate, valid for 3 years after the course completion date. A virtually proctored version of this course is also available.
After taking this course, workers should be able to:
Identify ground disturbance scenarios
Identify and mediate ground disturbance hazards
Explain relevant ground disturbance regulations
Maintain compliance with appropriate permits, licenses, approvals, and agreements
Deploy appropriate safety precautions related to ground disturbance
Identify and prevent interference with buried/underground facilities
Module 1 – Definition, Words, and Terms
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
Approvals common to ground disturbance
Various types of ground disturbance permits
Commonly used ground disturbance agreements
Circumstances that may impact the ground disturbance permits and agreements required
Module 4 – Ground Disturbance Planning
Soil types, cutbacks, and sloping according to Alberta and Saskatchewan regulations
Techniques that can be used to minimize environmental impacts
Module 5 – Stages of Ground Disturbance
Techniques for locating existing underground facilities
Procedures for marking underground facilities
Exposure process for underground facilities
Module 6 – Underground Facility Contact
Historical damage to underground facilities
Common causes of contacts with underground facilities
Potential consequences of contacting underground facilities
Strategies for preventing contact
How to prepare for a contact
What constitutes contact with an underground facility and the procedures to follow if contact is made
In taking the course
Completion times - vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 3 hours.
Testing - Is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.
Certificate of Completion - Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.