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GROUND DISTURBANCE AWARENESS ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW

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

GROUND DISTURBANCE AWARENESS 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 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
  • Backfill responsibilities

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

GROUND DISTURBANCE AWARENESS ONLINE COURSE DURATION Approximately 90 minutes

GROUND DISTURBANCE AWARENESS ONLINE TEST Testing conducted throughout this online Ground Disturbance Awareness 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. Print materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

GROUND DISTURBANCE AWARENESS 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.

UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBLE
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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