This Ground Disturbance Awareness course is designed for employees who are or will be required to understand and implement any kind of ground disturbance. 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 and identify underground facilities
Identify common causes and consequences of underground facility contact
Describe safety requirements to prevent and prepare for contact
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
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
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 90 minutes.
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.