Ground Disturbance Awareness (Saskatchewan Edition)

The basics of Saskatchewan’s requirements for ground disturbance in one online course

GROUND DISTURBANCE AWARENESS (SASKATCHEWAN EDITION) ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW

This Ground Disturbance Awareness (Saskatchewan Edition) course is designed for employees who are or will be required to understand and implement any kind of ground disturbance in Saskatchewan. Upon successful completion of this 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, identify, and mark underground facilities
  • Explain how to expose underground facilities, excavate, and backfill safely
  • Identify common causes and consequences of underground facility contact
  • Describe safety requirements to prevent and prepare for contact

GROUND DISTURBANCE AWARENESS (SASKATCHEWAN EDITION) ONLINE 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 stakeholder 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
  • Safe excavating and trenching principles
  • Backfill responsibilities

Module 5 – Underground Facility Contact

  • Historical examples of damage to underground facilities
  • 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

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 2.5 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 70% 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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