GROUND DISTURBANCE FOR SUPERVISORS ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW
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.
GROUND DISTURBANCE FOR SUPERVISORS ONLINE COURSE TOPICS
Module 1 – Definition, Words & Terms
Defining ground disturbance
Common words & terms related to ground disturbance
Module 2 – Regulations & 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, & 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 & 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
GROUND DISTURBANCE FOR SUPERVISORS ONLINE COURSE DURATION: Approximately 3 hours
GROUND DISTURBANCE FOR SUPERVISORS ONLINE TEST: Testing conducted throughout this online Ground Disturbance For Supervisors course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.
GROUND DISTURBANCE FOR SUPERVISORS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. The certificate is valid for 3 years from the course completion date indicated on the certificate.
Mobile compliant, 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.
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