Ground Disturbance 201

This course is endorsed by Utility Safety Partners (USP), formerly the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA).

This classroom Utility Safety Partners (USP) endorsed course is designed for planners, managers, supervisors, and employees who are required to develop, plan, or undertake any kind of ground disturbance.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of the damage prevention process
  • Outline ground disturbance stakeholder responsibilities
  • Identify and define ground disturbance
  • Describe hazards associated with ground disturbance
  • Identify approvals and permits that may be required
  • Explain how to search for, locate, and identify buried facilities
  • Describe methods for exposing buried facilities
  • Outline the procedures to follow if damage is caused or found

To view the Utility Safety Partners website for full endorsement details:

This course is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program in the following provinces:

  • Alberta CEU value: 0.6
  • Saskatchewan CEU Value: 0.8
Training Centers will be closed at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 17th, and all day Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day.
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