Ground Disturbance – 4 Hours

This course is designed for those responsible for performing ground disturbance activities in BC. The prevention of damage to buried facilities forms the main intent of this training. The following main topics will be covered:

  • Identify and define ground disturbance
  • Describe regulations associated with ground disturbance
  • Describe the responsibilities for owners and ground disturbers
  • Describe the hazards of ground disturbance
  • How to plan and proceed with a ground disturbance event.
  • Sloping and shoring requirements.
  • Reporting Incidents
Duration: 4 Hours
Method of Instruction: Classroom/Practical Exercises
Max Class Size: 12 Students
EOCP CEU's: 0.4

Call 250-751-4295 for further detail or questions.

NOTE: All courses can be tailored to include company specific information

Course Outline / Syllabus
  1. Ground disturbance, ground disturber and buried facility defined
  2. Regulatory Requirements
  3. Ground disturber responsibilities
  4. Facility Owner / Project prime contractor Responsibilities
  5. Supervisor Responsibilities
  6. Ground Disturber Responsibilities
  7. Hazards
    • Cave-ins
    • Engulfments
    • Falls
    • Flooding
    • Confined Space
    • Atmospheric (gas, dusts, low oxygen)
    • Contact with Buried Utilities
    • Overhead Hazards
    • Asbestos/Silica
    • Communication Cables
    • Sewer/Water Mains and Services
  8. Planning
    • B.C. One Call
    • Pre-project Hazard Assessments
    • Site Safety Management Plan
    • Emergency Response Plan
    • Toolbox/Safety Meeting
  9. Proper Exposure Techniques
  10. Sloping and Shoring
  11. Reporting Incidents