Ground Disturbance for Workers Online Training

Ground disturbance occurs whenever workers perform an operation that disturbs the earth. Such activities present several unique risks, including cave-ins, contact with underground facilities, electrocution, and more. Employees involved in ground disturbance must undergo safety training to learn about the hazards associated with such work and how these accidents can be prevented.

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  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Yukon
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
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What you will get:
  • 1 h 00 mins on-demand course videos
  • 3 modules (OHS Standards Compliant)
  • 3 tests (OHS Standards Compliant)
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF)
  • Unlimited Exam Attempts
  • Instant Access
  • Access on mobile, tablet, or desktop
  • Dedicated Support
  • Following the latest standards

What Will You Learn?

Introduction to Ground Disturbance 20:00

Throughout this module, you will learn about Ground Disturbance Projects, Buried Facilities and the Hazards of Ground Disturbance Activities.

Ground Disturbance Process & Worker Safety 20:00

In this module, you will learn about: Buried facilities and how to locate them, Pre-job Meetings, Assessing the hazards of ground disturbance projects & Safe work practices and measures to protect workers.

Ground Disturbance Damage Prevention 20:00

Throughout this module, you will learn about the regulatory responsibilities of primary and secondary parties, including the Project Owner, Ground Disturbance Supervisor, Ground Disturber, and Locator Responsibilities.

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Easily manage your worker information and provide them secure access to all your course training.

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Track your workers training progress, download a copy of their certificate and renew their safety training program directly from your account.

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Minimum Group Size: 6 Workers

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What Is Ground Disturbance?

Employees across different industries routinely perform ground disturbance operations, which puts them at significant risk; activities include digging and trenching, drilling and augering, peat removal, quarrying, plowing, and clearing and grading. Depending on the equipment used, workers may be exposed to additional hazards. Drilling rig operators, for instance, can get caught beneath the vehicle and suffer irreparable injury. Ground Disturbance for Workers aims to familiarize workers with the dangers of disturbing the earth, especially where underground facilities, pipes, or electrical equipment are involved. The description of risks is followed by measures that can be implemented to reduce the latter.

Who Needs Ground Disturbance for Workers?

All workers who are involved in ground disturbance projects, including supervisors, vehicle operators, and project planners can benefit from the Ground Disturbance course. The course is a suitable and affordable option for companies looking to adhere to the latest safety standards but can also be purchased individually by potential and existing employees. Certain industries are more likely to require Ground Disturbance for Workers. These include:

  • Agriculture & Food.
  • Construction,
  • Energy & Electricity,
  • Mining,
  • Oil & Gas,
  • Seismic,

Who Is Responsible for Ground Disturbance for Workers?

Across all Canadian jurisdictions, it is the legal obligation of businesses to ensure the safety of their employees. As such, employers are required to implement Ground Disturbance for Workers who are routinely involved in ground disturbance operations. The employee, on the other hand, must undergo all modules of the training program and acquire the necessary information to maintain their own safety at work. Those who are not yet hired can also complete this course as a way to familiarize themselves with ground disturbance procedures and improve their CVs.

What Do You Need to Learn?

To complete this training program, you must be able to define ground disturbance and outline the regulations that define this type of work. You must also demonstrate knowledge of ground disturbance hazards and preventative measures that can be implemented to avoid different accidents. Finally, you must understand the need and benefits of having thorough documentation on a ground disturbance site.

How Long Is the Certificate Valid?

Employees involved in ground disturbance operations should complete this course every 3 years. Accidents in this sector can be debilitating or even fatal, which is why all employees need to remain up to date with the latest safety protocols.

What Other Courses Should I Take?

Ground Disturbance for Workers is often acquired together with Personal Protective Equipment, Powerline Safety, and Heat Stress Prevention. For a complete bundle of safety courses required for your specific line of work, please visit our consultation page and select your job from the list. The programs included there are designed to offer comprehensive safety training at an affordable, discounted price.

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How Ground Disturbance for Workers Online Training Benefits You

Cheapest and most convenient

In today’s fast-paced society, Ground Disturbance for Workers online courses have become the cheapest and most convenient solution to get your safety training done.

Save Time and Money

With Ground Disturbance for Workers online training, you no longer need to schedule appointments, commute to a training facility, and spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on courses and materials, all because an offline training facility can’t keep up with modern solutions due to human resources.

Pause, Resume or Retake Exams

It is also significantly more convenient to opt for the Ground Disturbance for Workers online training because it gives the attendant the option to start the training at any given time and gain full control of the content. Ground Disturbance for Workers online courses give you the option to pause, resume, and even retake parts of the training that you did not fully master on your first try.

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