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Ground disturbance

Astec Ground Disturbance is a 1 day workshop

This  course endorsed by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance 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  Ground Disturbance for Supervisors course contains the same course content as a classroom delivered Ground Disturbance 201 course and 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).

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
  • Reclamation process
  • 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
  • Backfill responsibilities

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