This online Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) endorsed course is designed for planners, managers, supervisors, and employees who are required to develop, plan, or undertake any kind of ground disturbance.
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.
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 was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Average Completion Time
Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 5 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.