Ground Disturbance 201 (Proctored)

GROUND DISTURBANCE 201 (PROCTORED) ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

GROUND DISTURBANCE 201 (PROCTORED) ONLINE COURSE TOPICS

    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

Universally Compatible

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.

Duration

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

Knowledge Assessment

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

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.

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