Ground Disturbance

This course is available in both an instructor-led format (Global) and ONLINE format (Astec). For the ONLINE format select:

Western Canada Fire & First Aid Inc. (WCFF) offers the Global ™ Training Centre’s classroom based (instructor led) Ground Disturbance Level II ®  course. This course is assessed to the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA) 201 Ground Disturbance Standard.  For more information, visit the ABCGA website by clicking here.

Program Intent (Global™)

This one-day program is designed for any party that is supervising a Ground Disturbance, independently performing a Ground Disturbance, or issuing and receiving Ground Disturbance permits.  The program ensures that Level II ®  personnel are familiar with, and fully understand, all the regulations and variances involved when a Ground Disturbance takes place.  The course is presented in a logical sequence – from the pre-planning stage to the actual dig – and highlights the ‘musts’ compared to the ‘shoulds’.  Level II ® is the standardized program recognized by industry regulators.  Certification is good for 3 years.

Who Should Attend?

Any worker who will be disturbing ground as part of their work.  This includes planners, managers, supervisors and employees who will be required to develop, plan and implement any kind of ground disturbance.

Learning Objectives (Global™)

  • Clarify the sources when searching for underground facilities
  • Providing notification to facility owner
  • Receiving owner notification
  • Approvals/Crossing Agreements
  • Regulations
  • Creating the Plot Plan/Site Drawing
  • Line locating
  • Exposure
  • Back-fill inspections
  • Permits and pre-job meetings
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Contacting an underground facility
Competencies (Global™)
The competencies of this program are tested and measured through
100% participation of the learning objectives. Participants must
achieve a minimum 80% pass mark on a written competency exam.
Course Duration: Approximately 8 hours
For the classroom based (instructor led) course call 780-469-4887 to be put on a waiting list or to request a quote to train your group at your location.
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