Course Information

The course:

  • Define and identify ground disturbance
  • provides guidance on what permit, and agreements will be required
  • describes how to locate and identify underground facilities
  • highlights regulations associated with ground disturbance
  • defines the responsibilities ground disturbers and owners
  • describes safety requirements

This online Ground Disturbance 201 training course sets the new national standard above Level 2. The program contains the same content as the in-class Ground Disturbance 201 course, which includes approved content and delivery requirements of the “Ground Disturbance 201 (Supervisory) Safety Training Standard” of the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA).

Whenever a new project breaks ground, employees are faced with a number of risks and regulations and job site safety becomes a major concern for supervisors, managers and workers.  When heavy equipment is involved, local and national ground disturbance regulations will come into effect, impacting safety standards and workplace procedures. That is the reason why ASTEC Safety Inc., in accordance with  (ABCGA) standards, created this online worker and supervisor course.

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Industry Endorsement and Course Content Provider

ASTEC Safety provides high quality safety training for businesses. This Ground Disturbance 201 course complies with provincial and federal ground disturbance regulations, as well as, ABCGA recommendations for avoiding buried facility damage. The ABCGA, formerly the Alberta Damage Prevention Council, is an open-membership organization with a mission is to improve safety standards for workers and members of the public while reducing industry’s environmental footprint.

This course is designed for workers in any number of industries—including oil and gas, sewage, petroleum, construction, and energy – who may require special training in ground disturbance safety before beginning work. Whether you are a job planner, site supervisor, manager, contractor, or employee, this course will familiarize you with the regulations and legislation that govern ground disturbance standards. This includes Occupational Health & Safety, the Alberta Pipeline Act, and industry recommended practices. If you are digging or working with buried facilities, learning the appropriate rules and safety principles will keep you compliant and improve worker safety.

Additionally, this course will teach you to identify ground disturbance scenarios and their associated hazards. By the end of this course, you will be familiar with earth moving activities where ground disturbance regulations come into play, including:

  • Drilling
  • Plowing
  • Excavating
  • Auguring
  • Backfilling
  • Leveling
  • Clearing
  • Grading
  • Blasting
  • Stripping
  • Tunneling
  • Trenching
  • Quarrying

the above fall under the terms of ground disturbance

Modules Cover

  • Module A: Damage Prevention
  • Module B: Ground Disturbance and Planning
  • Module C: Preparing for a Ground Disturbance
  • Module D: The Execution and Completion of a Ground Disturbance

Modules Details

Course Standards

Duration Time: Approximately 5 hours

Virtual Procter Version Available: Yes

Passing Grade: Testing is conducted to evaluate the knowledge acquired in this online course. Students are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing grade of 80% or greater.

Certificate: Upon successful completion, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. You can access your certificate through your online account.

Certificate Expiry: Valid for 3 years from the course completion date indicated on the certificate.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify and define ground disturbance
  • Describe the hazards before you dig
  • Decide and understand what ground disturbance permit and agreement is required
  • Describe how to locate and identify underground facilities
  • Describe regulations associated with drilling and breaking ground
  • Describe the responsibilities for owners and ground disturbers
  • Describe safety requirements and associated checklist

This Course is For

The course is designed for planners, managers, supervisors, and employees who are required to develop, plan, or undertake any kind of ground disturbance. This online ground disturbance 201 course is endorsed by Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA). This course is for any supervisor or worker who requires Ground Disturbance 201 training that is ABCGA endorsed (through Astec Safety).

System Requirements

This course is universally compatible on computers and mobile devices. The course is created using standards that will allow the online course to play on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including smartphone and tablets.

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Includes

  • 5 hours on-demand (self-paced) course
  • Access on a computer and mobile device
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 3-Year Certificate

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