Ground Disturbance Training is required for anyone who excavates or disturbs ground deeper than 12”. However, even disturbing the top inch can be classified as a disturbance.
Ground Disturbance training is required for anyone who excavates or disturbs the ground. This course is certified by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance, and is recognized just like the Global Ground Disturbance Level II course. The online training format is superior, as it is much more visual than the classroom based course, and more convenient as it can be taken whenever you have time.
The Online Ground Disturbance course takes 3 hours to complete, and a certificate will be issued upon successful completion. Certification is valid for 3 years.
Hitting an underground facility such as a gas, fiber optic, electrical, water or sewer can have serious consequence in terms of safety, damage to reputation and cost. Workers can be seriously injured or killed during a strike, and the cost can run into the millions of dollars. Many businesses simply have to close their doors, after a strike.
The majority of the time where a line strike occurs, the workers involved in the incident did not understand their responsibilities.
The cost of an underground facility hit can be astronomical. Hitting gas lines and electrical lines can seriously injure or even kill workers. Damaging a fiber optic cable can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per day. A line strike can seriously damage a company's reputation, or even cause bankruptcy.
The good news, is that workers who understand their responsibilities almost never cause line strikes.
This certification course is comprehensive and the following element will be covered: