GROUND DISTURBANCE FOR SUPERVISORS ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW:
Congratulations in choosing 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. 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.
The elearning 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 and Common Words, and Terms
- Defining ground disturbance
- Common words and terms related to ground disturbance
Module 2 – Regulations and Responsibilities and Penalties for contravention of regulations
- Regulations that apply to ground disturbance
- Responsibilities of each party involved in a ground disturbance
Module 3 – Approvals, Permits, and Agreements of Ground Disturbances
- Approvals common to ground disturbance
- Circumstances that may impact the ground disturbance permits and agreements required
- Various types of ground disturbance permits
- Commonly used ground disturbance agreements
Module 4 – Ground Disturbance Planning
- Soil types, cutbacks, and sloping according to Alberta and Saskatchewan regulations
- Techniques that can be used to minimize environmental impacts
- Reclamation process
Module 5 – procedures and Stages of Ground Disturbance
- Techniques for locating existing underground facilities
- Exposure process for underground facilities
- Procedures for marking underground facilities
- Backfill responsibilities
Module 6 – Underground Facility Contact and what Constitutes it
- Historical damage to underground facilities
- Common causes of contacts with underground facilities
- Potential consequences of contacting underground facilities
- How to prepare for a contact
- What constitutes contact with an underground facility and the procedures to follow if contact is made
- Strategies for preventing contact
GROUND DISTURBANCE FOR SUPERVISORS ONLINE COURSE DURATION:
3 hours is the approximate time frame
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 course completion, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. The certificate is awarded for 3 years from the course completion date indicated on the certificate.
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